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Papers and Reports 



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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY, 
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OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY. 

Elected May 27, 1890. 



Vice-Presidents , 



President, JOHN W. STEDMAN. 
CHARLES J. HOADLY, Hartford. 
FRANKLIN B. DEXTER, New Haven. 
JOHN P. C. MATHER, New London. 
LOUIS N. MIDDLEBROOK, Bridgeport. 
ROBBINS BATTELL, Norfolk. 
FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown. 
DWIGHT LOOMIS, Rockville. 
ELLEN D. LARNED, Thompson. 



Corresponding Secretary, Prof. SAMUEL HART. 



Recording Secretary, 
Treasurer, 
Librarian, 
Auditor, 



Membership Committee, 



Library Committee, 



FRANK B. GAY. 
JONATHAN F. MORRIS. 
FRANK B. GAY. 
ROWLAND SWIFT. 

ROWLAND SWIFT. 

JONATHAN F. MORRIS. 

SHERMAN W. ADAMS. 

JOHN W. STEDMAN. 

CHARLES J. HOADLY. 

JULIUS GAY. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR. 

CHARLES J. HOADLY. 
W. De LOSS LOVE. 
FRANK B. GAY. 



r SHERMAN W. ADAMS. 
Publication Committee, \ FORREST MORGAN. 
[MARY K. TALCOTT. 



Committee on 

Monthly 



P. H. WOODWARD. 



^ CHARLES B. WHITING. 

Papers, | 

[ FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR. 



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BY-LAWS OF THE SOCIETY. 

[In force, July, 1890.] 
I. MEMBERS. 

1. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding, 
and Honorary Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State 
of Connecticut ; and no others shall be entitled to vote in any 
meeting of the Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons 
residing out of the State of Connecticut, and shall not be 
subject to any admission fee or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have ren- 
dered important public service to the State of Connecticut, or 
to the cause of historic inquiry, or literature generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corre- 
sponding, or resident member, until at least one month after 
his nomination by the Committee on Membership ; and every 
such vote shall be taken by ballot, at a regular meeting, at 
which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or cor- 
responding members shall be based on the application, in writ- 
ing, of two resident members, stating the reasons for such 
nomination, and the qualifications of the persons proposed for 
membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a 
member, and there shall be found two ballots against his 
admission, the presiding officer shall declare the election 
postponed. At the next regular meeting, if the recommenda- 
tion of the committee shall be renewed, he may be admitted 
by the votes of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay. on admission, three dol- 
lars, and two dollars every subsequent year, if they reside 
within, and one dollar if they reside without, the limits of the 
town, of Hartford ; or, in lieu thereof, any person entitled to 



be a member, may constitute himself a life member by paying 
at one time, the sum of twenty-five dollars. 

6. Should any person, elected as a resident member, omit 
to signify his acceptance of such election, within one month 
after receiving notice thereof, and to pay the admission fee, he 
shall forfeit the privilege of becoming a member. The 
payment of the annual assessment shall hereafter constitute a 
condition of continued membership, and the neglect or refusal 
to pay the same, for the period of six months after the annual 
meeting of the Society, shall be deemed a withdrawal from 
the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one 
month after the adoption of this by-law, by the Recording 
Secretary, to every resident member, to be signed and re- 
turned to the Secretary ; and members who shall subscribe 
the same shall thereafter be considered as accepting the pro- 
vision respecting the annual assessment and the conditions of 
membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

i. The Officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual 
meeting by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and 
until others shall be chosen, shall be — a President, not ex- 
ceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a Recording Secretary, a Cor- 
responding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Committee on Member- 
ship, to consist of seven members; Committees on the Library. 
and on Publication, each to consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairman of the several 
committees shall constitute the Standing Committee of the 
Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on 
the nomination of the Standing Committee, whenever such 
appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the 
Standing Committee ; shall preside at all meetings of the Soci- 
ety and Standing Committee ; call, by himself or Secretary, 
all meetings of the Society, and deliver or provide for an ad- 
dress at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the 
files, records, and seal of the Society ; shall give notice to new 



members of their election, and furnish them certificates of 
membership; keep an accurate journal of the transactions of 
the Society and Standing Committee ; and, when directed by 
the proper officer, call meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the corre- 
spondence, in behalf of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and 
report the names of the persons paying the same to the Re- 
cording Secretary ; and shall also receive all other moneys 
due, and all donations or bequests of money made to the 
Society; shall pay, to the order of the chairman of the Stand- 
ing Committee, such sums as may be required for the ordinary 
expenses of the Society, and such as the Society may other- 
wise direct to be paid ; shall keep a true and faithful account 
of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property 
and debts of the Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, 
render a particular statement, to be examined and audited by 
a committee who shall be appointed at such annual meeting 
for that purpose. 

6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Com- 
mittee, shall arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, 
manuscripts, and other articles deposited in the rooms of the 
Society; and. shall, before every annual meeting of the Society, 
make a full report to the Library Committee of his doings as 
Librarian during the past year, and of the condition of the 
Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all 
the propositions for the admission of members. No nomina- 
tion for membership shall be considered or acted upon by the 
Committee during a regular meeting of the Society. 

8. The Committee on the Library shall, before each an- 
nual meeting, make a careful examination of the books and 
other articles deposited in the rooms of the Society, and shall 
report thereon to the Standing Committee, including in such 
report the annual report of the Librarian. They may make 
purchases for the Library, under the direction of the Society, 
within the income of the Library fund, or to such an amount 
as may be appropriated by a vote of the Society for such 
purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintend- 



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ence of all publications ordered by the Society. They shall, 
from time to time, report to the Society respecting the selec- 
tion and arrangement of such papers, from the library of the 
Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication 
in volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf 
of the Society, fill all vacancies in any offices until the next 
regular meeting of the Society, an make and annual report to 
the Society. Any three members of this Committee may con- 
stitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a notice 
for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a notice for the 
meeting of this Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

i. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May. 
at such time and place as the Standing Committee shall 
appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday 
evening of each month, unless suspended by a vote of the 
Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or. 
in his absence, by the Recording Secretary, on the application 
of three members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be 
given in one or more public prints. And at any meeting, duly 
called and notified, seven members shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of business, other than the admission of 
new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 

IV. DONATION'S AND DEPOSITS. 

i. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be 
entered in a book kept for that purpose. 

2. No donation shall be exchanged or disposed of unless 
the Society have a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully 
preserved, and may at any time be taken by the depositor, in 
person, or delivered on his written order. But every deposit 
which shall not be so reclaimed or withdrawn shall, after the 
decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and become 
the property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the 
deposit, other conditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 



V. LIBRARY. 

i. The Rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and 
articles belonging to or deposited with the Society, shall be 
under the immediate charge of the Librarian, acting under the 
direction of the Library Committee. 

2. The Library shall be open for the inspection of the 
public, and the examination of books and manuscripts, and 
transcription therefrom, at such time, and on such conditions, 
as shall be prescribed by the Library Committee; and no book 
or manuscript shall be taken from the room, without a special 
vote of the Society, except by the ^Committee on Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the 
Hon. Thomas Day, the avails of all life memberships, and all 
special donations and subscriptions which may be made there^ 
to, shall constitute a Publication Fund — the income of which 
shall be applied, under the direction of the Publication Com- 
mittee, toward the expense of such publications as may be 
ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a 
regular meeting, held prior to that on which the vote on the 
same is taken. 



ANNUAL ADDRESS. 



rTN compliance with the provisions of the laws of our 
Society, by which it is made incumbent upon the 
■*- President " to deliver, or provide for, an address at 
the annual meeting " of the Society, the undersigned, 
at the request of the President, proceeds to perform 
that duty. 

The Society has now had an active existence of 
fifty years, and if, on looking back, we can discover 
that we have neglected any duty that should have been 
performed to enlarge its usefulness, and extend an in- 
terest in its objects and welfare among the people of 
Connecticut, there could be no more fitting time than 
the present to resolve upon infusing into it a more 
vigorous life. It must necessarily feel the reviving in- 
fluences imparted to all the institutions associated with 
it under the general guardianship of the Wadsworth 
Atheneum, when all the munificent plans that are now- 
projected to enlarge the objects and scope of that cor- 
poration are carried out, as they will be in the near 
future. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

The total membership of the Society is 208, di- 
vided as follows: Resident members, 173; honorary 
members, 10; corresponding members, 25. 

The increase in membership during the last year 
has been: Resident members, 61; honorary members. 
3 ; corresponding members, 2. 



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The following have qualified as life members dur- 
ing the past year : Albert C. Bates, Richard A. Wheeler, 
Theodore Lyman, Charles Dudley Warner, Mrs. A. H. 
Holley, Jabez H. Hayden, Jonathan F. Morris, George 
H. Clark, J. Coolidge Hills, Ephraim H. Hyde, Jr., 
Rowland Swift, Jacob L. Greene, Rodney Dennis, Jane 
T. Smith, George M. Woodruff, J. Deming Perkins, 
Thomas G. Welles. 

I would suggest that a committee on statistics be 
appointed, whose duty it shall be to keep a perfected 
record of the membership of the Society, prepare 
Suitable notices of deceased members, and report the 
same at the annual meetings. 

ANNUAL FIELD DAY. 

The " Annual Field Day " of the Society, a festival 
day recently inaugurated, which, it is hoped, will never 
be neglected, was most delightfully passed in the old 
historic town of Deerfield, Mass., on the 4th day of 
June last. On arriving at the town we were received 
by the officers of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial 
ASvSociation, Hon. George Sheldon and Nathaniel Hitch- 
cock, and politely escorted by them over the scenes of 
the Bloody Brook massacre, the massacre at the fort, 
and all the other scenes of historic interest with which 
this ancient town is crowded. Not the least of the 
objects of interest visited was the " Memorial Hall," in 
which is gathered one of the most complete collections 
of Indian relics, and domestic furniture of the early 
settlers of the country, to be found in New England, 
all properly assorted and catalogued for ready reference. 
The members of the Society present were : Sherman 
\V. Adams, Horace Cornwall, Prank B. Gay, Julius 
Gay, Everett S. Geer, Joseph O. Goodwin, 11. Sidney 
Hayden, Jabez H. Hayden, J. Coolidge Hills, Horace E. 



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Mather, Jonathan F. Morris, Forrest Morgan, John M. 
Ney, Francis H. Parker, Julius G. Rathbun, Dr. Gur- 
don W. Russell, Rev. Edward A. Smith, Nathan Stark- 
weather, Frank F. Starr, Dr. Henry P. Stearns, John W. 
Stedman, John A. Stoughton, Henry W. Taylor, Samuel 
Taylor, Rev. Joseph H. Twichell, Charles B. Whiting, 
and P. H. Woodward. 

MONTHLY ESSAYS AND PAPERS. 

Early in the past year a committee was appointed, 
charged with the duty of providing to be read, at each 
regular meeting, an essay or historical paper. The 
result has been to systematize the order of business at 
our monthly meetings and very greatly to increase the 
attendance upon them and the interest in them. It is 
to be hoped that this committee will hereafter be 
placed among our standing committees. 

The first monthly meeting of the Society after the 
annual election of officers in May last, was held on our 
Annual Field Day, in Memorial Hall, in Deerfield, on 
the 4th day of June. Judge S. W. Adams read a poem 
upon the late celebration in this city of the two hund- 
red and fiftieth anniversary of the formation of the 
first Constitution of Connecticut. 

At the regular meeting of the Society in July, Dr. 
C. J. Hoadly described the reception in Hartford of 
the news of the fall of Louisburg, in June, 1745, and 
read an original letter descriptive of the same from 
Judge Daniel Edwards. 

At the October meeting, Mr. Frank F. Starr pre- 
sented a paper comprising the original correspondence 
between the State of Tennessee and Nathan Starr, of 
Middletown, the manufacturer of two swords which 
were made for the State, and presented to Gen. Andrew 
Jackson, and Gen. Edmund P. Gaines, for their military 



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services. The interest of the correspondence, which 
covered a space of about six years, consisted in an ac- 
count of the extreme difficulty which the State had in 
forwarding- the money to pay for the swords, and illus- 
trated the embarrassment of commercial intercourse 
between the Mississippi Valley and New England in 
that early day. 

In November, Mr. William H. Lee, of New York 
and Hartford, presented an elaborate paper upon the life 
and character of Major-General John Paterson, of the 
Revolutionary Army, and the history of the Paterson 
family. 

In December, Mr. Forrest Morgan read a paper on 
the " Character and Distribution of the Huguenot set- 
tlements in America, and their effect on our national 
life and character." At the same meeting Mr. George 
J. Hagar, of Newark, N. J., addressed the Society upon 
" State Aid to Historical Societies." 

At the January meeting, Dr. Gurdon W. Russell 
read a portion of an extended paper which he has pre- 
pared upon "Up Neck in 1825." Although limited in 
in its title to a portion of the old town of Hartford, it 
embraces a wide sweep of town history, which it is 
hoped will some day see the light in a permanent 
form. 

At the February meeting. Judge S. W. Adams 
read a paper on "The naming of Wcthersfield." Also a 
paper descriptive of " Life in a man-of-war ship during 
the Rebellion," drawn from his own personal experi- 
ence. 

At the March meeting, Mr. Henry F. Waters, of 
Salem, Mass., gave the Society an extremely interesting 
account of his personal experience among the public 
archives of England in prosecuting his genealogical 
investigations. 






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The last paper provided for, and the last of the 
year, was read at the April meeting by Rev. Eugene 
F. Atwood, of Bloomfield. His theme was Philo Pen- 
field Stewart, a native of Sherman in this State, a born 
inventor, a missionary, a philanthropist, and one of the 
founders of Oberlin College, Ohio. 

Correspondence with our Committee on Monthly 
Papers has recently been solicited by the New Haven 
County Historical Society, with reference to an inter- 
change of papers. It is proposed that papers of general 
interest presented to either Society be read before the 
other. In accordance with this excellent suggestion Mr* 
Forrest Morgan consented to read in New Haven, on the 
26th inst., his paper upon the Huguenot settlements in 
America, presented to our meeting last December, and 
Prof. Simeon E. Baldwin, of New Haven, will present 
to us, some time in July, a paper upon the constitu- 
tional history of this State. This mutually profitable 
and agreeable intercourse between the two Societies 
should continue unbroken. 

PUBLICATIONS OF THE SOCIETY. 

Although the Society has a very large and valuable 
collection of original historical papers, it is now twenty 
years since it has published any selections from them. 
I am pleased to announce that we have now in press the 
papers of Governor Joseph Talcott, covering that por- 
tion of the history of the State from 1724 to 1 741 . The 
labor of editing these papers has been assumed by Miss 
Mary K. Talcott, a lineal descendant of the Governor. 
who will be ably assisted by Mr. Forrest Morgan. It 
is expected that these papers will fill two volumes of 
the same general style of our Collections, already pub- 
lished, but somewhat larger. A similar addition to the 



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The last paper provided for, and the last of the 
year, was read at the April meeting by Rev. Eugene 
F. Atwood, of Bloomfield. His theme was Philo Pen- 
field Stewart, a native of Sherman in this State, a born 
inventor, a missionary, a philanthropist, and one of the 
founders of Oberlin College, Ohio. 

Correspondence with our Committee on Monthly 
Papers has recently been solicited by the New Haven 
County Historical Society, with reference to an inter- 
change of papers. It is proposed that papers of general 
interest presented to either Society be read before the 
other. In accordance with this excellent suggestion Mr. 
Forrest Morgan consented to read in New Haven, on the 
26th inst, his paper upon the Huguenot settlements in 
America, presented to our meeting last December, and 
Prof. Simeon E. Baldwin, of New Haven, will present 
to us, some time in July, a paper upon the constitu- 
tional history of this State. This mutually profitable 
and agreeable intercourse between the two Societies 
should continue unbroken. 

PUBLICATIONS OF THE SOCIETY. 

Although the Society has a very large and valuable 
collection of original historical papers, it is now twenty 
years since it has published any selections from them. 
I am pleased to announce that we have now in press the 
papers of Governor Joseph Talcott, covering that por- 
tion of the history of the State from 1724 to 1741. The 
labor of editing these papers has been assumed by Miss 
Mary K. Talcott, a lineal descendant of the Governor, 
who will be ably assisted by Mr. Forrest Morgan. It 
is expected that these papers will fill two volumes of 
the same general style of our Collections, already pub- 
lished, but somewhat larger. A similar addition to the 



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historical literature of the country should be annually 
contributed by this Society. 

DECEASED MEMBERS. 

Since our last annual meeting- three of our mem- 
bers have been removed by death — Stephen A. Hub- 
bard, January ii, 1890; Junius Spencer Morgan, April 
8, 1890, and Edwin D. Tiffany, April 12, 1890. 

Stephen A. Hubbard was born in Sunderland, 
Mass., August 20, 1827. He served an apprenticeship 
as a printer in Amherst, Mass., and followed his 
profession in New York City and Winsted, Conn., 
before coming to Hartford. In 1867 he became con- 
nected with the Hartford Courant as one of its pro- 
prietors, and remained in that connection to the time 
of his death. He joined our Society April 3, 1877, 
and from that time onward was one of our most 
zealous and useful members. Thoroughly interested 
in all that pertained to the interests and objects of 
the Society, no one was more relied upon than he 
was in all its practical work. His death was a seri- 
ous loss to the Society, and was sincerely mourned 
by us all as a personal loss. 

Junius Spencer Morgan was a native of West 
Springfield, Mass., where he was born April 14, 1813. 
His family removed to Hartford when he was four years 
old, and here he remained, with the exception of about 
ten years spent in business in Boston and New York, 
till 1854, when he joined the famous banking house 
of George Peabodv & Co. in London. The death of 
Mr. Peabody, ten years afterwards, placed him at the 
head of that house, where he continued till the time 
of his death. He joined this Society December 6, 
1843, f° ur years after its organization, and how well 
he kept it in memory during his residence in a 



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foreign . land, and how ardent his friendship for it 
was, is proved by the frequent valuable contribu- 
tions he made to its treasures, and especially by 
that rare and princely gift, recently made, our ac- 
knowledgment of which could only have reached 
him a few days before his death. And what more 
fitting place than this could there be to publish that 
acknowledgment ! 

" The Connecticut Historical Society, in acknowledging the gift 
from Mr. Junius S. Morgan of the colossal work, ' Facsimiles of 
manuscripts in European Archives relating to America, 1773-S3,' 
is conscious that no ordinary form of thanks is adequate to express 
its feeling at once of the donor's generosity, and of his fine judg- 
ment in the selection of a gift. Not alone is it of a cost far beyond 
the present or probable resources of the Society, and therefore most 
unlikely to have come into our possession in any other way, but it will 
be incomparably the most massive and most valuable collection of 
original documents on American history yet published ; being espe- 
cially of unique value as consisting of photographic facsimiles of 
the documents themselves, thus putting the humblest student on a 
level, in capacity of original research, with the wealthy and leisured 
or official classes, who can visit foreign capitals and ransack for- 
eign libraries without stint. This enormous collection, to which this 
Society gave its indorsement years ago, has been made possible 
only by private subscriptions, necessarily limited ; and therefore 
Mr. Morgan, in becoming for our benefit one of the small num- 
ber of subscribers, is not alone conferring on this Society a benefit 
of incalculable historic value, but is aiding to make certain the 
accomplishment of the work itself, and thus earning the gratitude 
of Americans and. students of American institutions everywhere. The 
period covered by the collection, including as it does the proxi- 
mate genesis of the Revolution, that war itself, and the negotiations 
by which our independence was assured, is perhaps the most im- ' 
portant, probably the most intricate, and certainly in foreign lands 
the least understood period of our history ; and the work is there- 
fore not only an intellectual but a patriotic service of high order. 

"In view of these facts, the Connecticut Historical Society as 
a body, and individually, express to Mr. Morgan their deep and 
enduring gratitude and appreciation for his must generous and judi- 
cious gift to themselves, his aid in securing from failure a stupen- 
dous and valuable historical labor, and his patriotic services as an 



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American, in aiding a truer knowledge of his country s acts and 
motives in her crucial time ; and their trust and belief that the 
studies which this gift will stimulate and enable to be carried on, 
will mature into work that in honoring Hartford will also honor 
her munificent son. 

"It is the will of the Society that the foregoing expression of 
thanks be properly engrossed and forwarded by the Secretary to 
Mr. Morgan." 

Edwin D. Tiffany was a native of Sturbridge, 
Mass., where he was born December 15, 1S10. He 
learned the trade of a printer in Southbridge, and 
came to Hartford in 1S30. He afterwards formed a 
partnership with XeAvton Case and others and founded 
the laro;e establishment now known as The Case, 
Lockwood & Brainard Co. In 1 85 7 he retired from 
the printing- and publishing business with an ample 
fortune, and has since been engaged in banking and 
financial affairs. He was a member of this Society 
from its organization. 

librarian's report. 

Your attention is called to the Annual Report of 
the Librarian. Especially would I call to your notice 
what he suo-ofests in regard to classifying and cata- 
loguing our entire collection. With the most ample 
means, in expert hands, this would be a work of years 
at best. But it is so essential to the very existence of 
the Society, that nothing should stand in the way of 
our laying out the work and proceeding with it as 
rapidly as our means will permit. You cannot encour- 
age people to deposit articles of historic value with us 
unless you can give them an assurance that their con- 
tributions will be carefully preserved, but it is of little 
consequence merely to preserve them if they are not 
arranged and catalogued so as to be plainly exhibited, 
or readily re furred to as occasion may require. Much 



has been done the past year in the way of gathering 
up and arranging our unbound collection of newspapers, 
but very much yet remains to be done to perfect this 
work. The work of labeling and re-labeling our articles 
on exhibition has recently been faithfully performed by 
our custodian. 

What the Librarian says of our Library Fund 
should be carefully noted. This fund is at present 
too small to be of much practical account. During the 
last year we have strained our resources in this respect 
to the utmost, and yet our purchases have been almost 
as nothing compared with what has been offered us 
and what we need. The opportunities for securing 
such rare and valuable books as we need to supple- 
ment our own collection, seldom occur except at the 
sales of private libraries, and the circle of these is 
necessarily narrowing year by year. All private libra- 
ries of great value at some time are either thrown 
upon the market or go by bequest to public institutions. 
In the latter case they are at once withdrawn from the 
reach of the buyer forever. In the former case they 
are largely purchased and placed in the same collec- 
tions, and become equally inaccessible to purchase. In 
this way it cannot be many years before all rare and 
valuable books will have been gathered up and passed 
along into these permanent public collections, where 
they will remain forever. What is done, then, by way 
of* securing the needed additions to our collection, must 
be done soon. How to secure the needed addition to 
our Library Fund is the problem before us. We have 
an unknown friend who is frequently pointing out to 
us its solution, but unless troops of others will join him 
in the same good work, the solution of the problem is 
vet far off. Would it be unreasonable to ask the State, 
whose name we bear, and which alone receives what- 



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ever there may be of honor and usefulness connected 
with our work, to encourage us by annual, substantial, 
material aid. 

conclusion. 

We may, in conclusion, congratulate ourselves that 
an increased public interest has arisen in the past year 
in the welfare of our Society, as shown by the large 
additions to our list of members, and the attendance 
upon our monthly meetings. It should be our aim 
always to render our Society and our rooms more and 
more popular and attractive, so that we may have the 
means of exerting an increasing educating influence, 
at the same time that we present a standing evidence 
of a high order of public intelligence. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN W. STEDMAN, 

First Vice-President. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



The report of the "doings of the librarian and the 
condition of the library," as provided for in the by-laws, 
may be made brief or long, as regards the past year's 
work or the needs and condition of the library. The 
work, which could easily have been made to fill all my 
time, had to be compressed largely into odd miniates, 
noon hours, and spasmodic evening efforts. 

There have been received by gift, and acknowl- 
edged to the donor in almost every instance, 1,331 
articles. By purchase there have been added 60 vol- 
umes and 7 pamphlets, and by exchange 5 volumes 
and 61 pamphlets, making the total addition for the 
year, 1,464 separate pieces. This may be divided about 
as follows : 406 volumes, 994 pamphlets, and 64 miscel- 
laneous gifts — pictures, photographs, war relics, broad- 
sides, etc. It is impossible to say, in the absence of a 
catalogue, how many of the pamphlets are duplicates. 
or to tell the net increase to the library. The report 
of a year ago gave the total additions as 557, which 
shows that 907 more articles were received this year 
than last. The appended list of donors will show those 
to whom we are indebted. 

At the head of the list of donors during the year 
stands the name of Mr. Junius Spencer Morgan, of 
London, who conferred an inestimable benefit on the 
Society in giving a subscription to Stevens's " Facsimiles 



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22 

of manuscripts relating - to America," 3 volumes of 
which have been received ; and also by presenting 
volume 1 of Cesnola's " Catalogue of Cypriote Antiqui- 
ties in the Metropolitan Museum." It is understood 
that Mr. Morgan gave instructions to have the 2d and 
3d volumes of the latter forwarded when published. 
With him may well be noted President Battell, the 
anonymous donor towards a book-fund, and the unob- 
trusive, unrecorded giver, Vice-President Stedman. 
The various historical societies throughout the country 
have sent their regular publications, and a larger num- 
ber of individuals than usual have favored us, of whom 
the following deserve special mention, viz. : Forrest 
Morgan, W. H. Lee, C. J. Hoadly, F. F. Starr, C. W. 
Darling, Miss Helen Whiting, E. J. Cleveland, S. W. 
Adams, R. C. Winthrop, Jr., J. C. Kinney, Mrs. M. C. 
Weld, E. S. Tyler, and E. Geer's Sons. 

Among the important publications received are 
Lindsley's Military Annals (Confederate) of Tennessee ; 
Hotten's Original List of Emigrants ; The Celebration 
of the 1 ooth Anniversary of the Adoption of the Con- 
stitution of the United States ; Tuckerman's Lafayette ; 
a collection of over 40 volumes on the Quakers ; the 
Michigan Pioneer Collections, with a valuable lot of 
other books relating to that State ; some 40 MSS. relat- 
ing to Connecticut history, from Robert C. Winthrop's 
collection ; also an oil portrait of Gen. Daniel Tyler, 
son-in-law to Gen. Israel Putnam, and his aide when in 
command at Bunker Hill. The following family histories 
have been added, with one or two exceptions all by 
gift: The Chittenden, Jessup, Johnson, Clark, Earle. 
Baldwin (supplement), Howard, Dod, op Dyke, Lee. 
Sage, Perkins, Cutler. Gardiner, Thurston, Winchell, 
Stone, and Craighead. The past year has been marked 



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by the purchase of a number of books needed in the 
department of New England local history. Among 
them may be mentioned Bailey's Historical Sketches of 
Andover, Mass. ; Jewett's History of Barnstead, N. H. ; 
Doolittle's History of the Congregational Church in 
Belchertown, Mass. ; Barry's History of Framingham, 
Mass. ; Jenness's Documents in the English Archives 
Relating to the Early History of N. H. ; Mauduit's 
Short View of the History of Massachusetts Bay with 
respect to its Charter ; Ricketson's History of Xew 
Bedford, Mass. ; Lapham's History of Paris, Me. ; Stearns's 
History of Rindge, N. H. ; Reed's History of Rut- 
land, Mass. ; Runnels's History of Sanbornton, X. H. ; 
Eaton's History of Thomaston, Me. ; Bourne's Wells 
and Kennebunk, Me. ; Lincoln's History of Worces- 
ter, Mass., and others. Through the kindness of our 
President, Mr. Battell, we were able to buy in 
the Barlow sale, two of the scarce works by Rev. 
Thomas Hooker, "The Covenant of Grace Opened." 
and " The Faithful Covenanter," also the Records of 
the Governor and Council of Vermont, a full set, be- 
sides other books. Parker's History of Londonderry, 
N. H., Hills's History of Mason, N. PL, Ballou's History 
of Milford, Mass., History of Rochester, Vt, Brooks's 
History of Medford, Mass., Stark's History of Dunbar- 
ton, N. PL, Temple's Palmer, Mass., Wheeler's Bruns- 
wick, Me., and the Norwich (Conn.) Courier, December, 
1 804-November, 1807, are among the list of purchases 
from second-hand dealers, and exchanges. All of the 
additions in local and family history, numerous "govern- 
ment and other publications and reports — those likely 
to be most desired — have been catalogued in the Wat- 
kinson library. The printing and distribution o{ the 
volume, " 250th anniversary of the adoption of the first 



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24 

Constitution of Connecticut," and work on the pamphlet 
relating- to the Society, should be mentioned. The use 
of the library has been as general as in years past ; 
in the lines of United States history and politics, 
noticeably so, owing to the demands of one of the 
literary clubs. 

The Society has but a small book-fund, commenced 
and twice added to by a most modest friend ; some 
plan should be devised for increasing this to fair pro- 
portions. Our collection of books and manuscripts is 
already large and rich in quality — notably so in cer- 
tain lines. But no one (saving two or three) has or 
can have any idea of the contents of our shelves and 
cases. A catalogue made on approved and modern 
models, by a practiced cataloguer, is an imperative ne- 
cessity. On occupying our new and enlarged quarters, 
an entire rearrangement and classification of the library 
and other collections must be made. It is none too 
early to carefully look into the matter, that it may 
have due consideration in season. 

Respectfully submitted. 

FRANK B. GAY, 

Librarian. 



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ASSETS OF CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



5 shares Hartford National Bank, 

15 " Phoenix National Bank, 

16 " City Bank, 

10 " National Exchange Bank, N. Y, 
10 " Continental Bank, N. Y., 
10 " Pitts., Ft. Wayne & Chic. R. R. 
Debenture Bond, Iowa Loan & Trust Co. 
Note and mortgage, D. W. Baker, 
Bond, Syracuse Coal & Salt Co., . 
Deposit Society Savings, . 
Deposit Charter Oak National Bank, 
Cash, ..... 

Total, • . 



$150, 
130 
102, 

, 162 
142 

. i53 



$750.00 
1,950.00 
1,632.00 
1,620.00 
1,420.00 
1,530.00 
1,000.00 

500.00 
1,000.00 
1,260.9s 

212.34 
7.05 



$12,882.37 



PUBLICATION FUND CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 



20 shares Cleveland & Pittsburgh R. R., $155, 
Deposit Society of Savings, 
Deposit Charter Oak National Bank, 
Bond, Syracuse Coal & Salt Co., $1,000, 

Total, .... 
Hartford, May 14, 1890. 



$1,550.00 

2,179-93 

775-oS 

r, 000.00 

$5,505.01 



J. F. MORRIS, Treasurer. 



Examined with vouchers and found correct. 
Hartford, May 23, 1890. 



ROWLAND SWIFT, Auditor. 



MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY. 

Those in Italic are Life Members. 

Those marked with a * are Life Members in consideration of contributions to the 
building of the Wadsworth Atheneum. 



Names. 



Adams, Hon. Sherman Wolcott 
Allen, Bennett Rowland .... 

Allen, Jabez Samuel 

Allen, Jeremiah Mervin .... 

Allen, "Rev. Samuel Howe . . . 
Alton, Charles D., M.D., .... 

Ambler, Samuel S. ..... 

Andrews, Rev. Edward Warren . 
At wood, Rev. Eugene P. ... 

*Bacon, Leonard H. 

Barbour, Lucius A 

Barnard, Henrv, LL.D., L.H.D., . 

Bates, Albert Carlos 

Battell, Hon. Robbins .... 

Batterson, Tames Goodwin . . . 

Bill, Hon. Henry 

Boardman, Wm. Francis Joseph . 
Bowen, Clarence Winthrop . . . 

Brainard, Leverett 

Brainard, Lucy Abigail .... 

Brinley, George P 

Brown, Frederick S 

Buck, Hon. John R 

Buel, Henry W 

Burnham, Roderick H 

Camp, Prof. D. N 

Carter, H. W. 

*Case, Newton 

Chapman, Hon. Charles Richard . 

*Chittenden, Henry A 

Clark, Charles Hopkins .... 
Clark, George Hairy, S.T.D., . . 
Cleveland, Edmund Janes .... 
Cleveland, Hon. Edward Spicer . 
Cone, James Brewster .... 

Cornwall, Horace 

Cothren, William 

Day, John Calvin 

Deming, Hon. Lticius Parman 

Dennis, Rodney 

DePeu, Rev. John 

Dexter, Prof. Franklin Bowditch . , 

Dunham, Sylvester C 

Ellis, George 

Elmore, Samuel Edward 

Felt, Levi Lincoln 

Fenn, John Roberts 

Fenn, Linus T 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry 

Fisher, George Park, S.T.D., LL.D., 

Fletcher, William I 

Fuller. Horace S., M.D., 

Gay, Frank Butler 

Gay, Julius 

Geer, Everett S 

Gilbert, Charles E 

Gillette, Rev. Arthur L 

Gold, Theodore S 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis 

Goodwin, James Junius 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott 

Goslee, Hon. William Sumner . . . 

Gowdy, Francis 

Greene, Jacob 1 



Residence. 



Date of 
Admission. 



Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Broad Brook, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Bethel, 

Wethersfield, 

Bloomfield, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

East Granby, 

Norfolk, 

Hartford, 

Norwich, 

Hartford, 

Woodstock, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Newington, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Litchfield, 

Bloomfield, 

New Britain, 

Norfolk, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

New York City, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Woodburv, 

Hartford,' 

New Haven, 

Hartford, 

Norfolk, 

New Haven, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford. 

Hartford, 

West Hartford, 

West Hartford, 

Hartford, 

New Haven, 

Amherst, Mass., 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Farmington, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford. 

West Cornwall, 

Hartford. 

Hartford. 

East Hartford, 

Glastonbury, 

East Windsor, 

Hartford. 



Nov. 
Oct. 
Oct. 

April 

July 

Nov. 
April 
Nov. 
Dec. 

April 
May, 
Julv 
Oct'. 

March 

May 

May 

March 

Feb. 

May 

April 

March 

April 

Dec. 

Feb. 

May 

I Dec. 



j' 



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1889 
1890 
1S88 
1890 
18^9 
1889 



6, 1886 

1S39 

2, 1889 

4, 1870 



1889 
18SS 
1882 
1889 
1800 
1877 
1889 
1890 

ICO 

1872 

1S00 
1890 



[885 



May 


25, 


187=5 


May 


17. 


1864 


Nov. 


0, 


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Nov. 


5. 


1889 


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2, 


ISS4 


Tune 
Nov. 


2, 


1874 


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Nov. 


2, 


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Dec. 


3. 


iSSo 


Feb. 


4- 


1890 


May 


6, 


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Nov. 


7, 


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May 


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1890 


May 


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May 


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May 


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Julv 


I. 


1873 



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Names. 



Griswold, Rufus White, M.D., .... 

Gross, Charles Edward 

Gross, William H 

Hall, Prof. Joseph 

Hart, Samuel, D.D., 

Hartranft, Chester D., D.D., 

Hatch, George E. 

Hawley, Hon. Joseph Roswell .... 
Harden, Hon. Hezekiah Sidney .... 

Hayden, Jabez Haskell , . 

//ills, Jonas Coolidge, 

Hillyer, Drayton 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston 

Hoadly, Charles Jeremy, LL.D., .... 

Hollev, Mrs. Sarah Dav 

Hooker, Edward B., M.D., 

Howard, Mrs. Angeline Lee 

Hubbard, Henry 

Huntington, Joseph S. 

Hyde, Alvan Pinney 

Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Jr., 

*Judson, Curtis 

Kellogg, Allyn Stanley 

Kimball, Carlos C. 

Kinney, Mrs. Sarah T 

Lacey, Rowland Bradley 

Larned. Ellen D 

Lee, William H . 

Lewis, John B., M.D. 

Love, Rev. Wo, DeLoss, Jr 

Lyman, Theodore 

Lyon, Irving Whitall, M.D., 

Mather. Horace E 

Mather, Hon. John P. C 

Mather, Roland ■ .... I 

Maxwell, George j 

McCook, Rev. John J i 

McManus, Hon. Thomas j 

Middlebrook, Louis N J 

Moore, Silas B 

Morgan, Forrest . , 

Morris, John Emerv , 

Morris, Jonathan Flvnt ' 

Moselev, Gilbert Gates 

Nash, Rev. Charles S j 

^ e Y, John M 

Parker, Francis Hubert, | 

Patterson, D. Williams 

Perkins, Frederick Beecher . . . . . . 



Residence. 



Perkins, J. Denting 

Pitkin, Albert Palmer 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L 

Porter, Noah, S.T.D., LL.D 

Pratt, Lewellvn, D.D I 

Pynchon, Thomas Ruggles, S.T.D., LL.D., . j 

Rathbun, Julius G 

Reid, Rev. Lewis Hubbard I 

Richards, Ellis G 

Richardson, Rev. Ernest C 

Robbins, Edward D ! 

Robbins, Edward W ! 

Robinson, Hon. Henry C j 

Robinson, Lucius F. " j 

Russell. Gurdon Wadsworth, M.D., . . . .' 

Russell, Thomas W j 

Sanford. Rev. Elias Benjamin 

Sanger, Hon. Marvin H 

Siiarpe. William Carvossa 

Skilton, DeWitt C 

Smith, Rev. Edward Alfred 



Rockv Hill, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Windsor, 

Windsor Locks, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Lakeville, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Salisbury, 

Lyme, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Bridgeport, 

Thompson, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

New London, 

Hartford, 

Rockville, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Bridgeport, 

Salisbury, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

East Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Newark Valley 

N. Y., 
San Francisco, 

Cal., 
Litchfield, 
Hartford, 
Hartford, 
New Haven, 
Norwich, 
Hartford, 
Hartford, 
Hartford, 
Hartford, 
Hartford, 
Wethersfield, 
Kensington, 
Hartford, 
Hartford, 
Hartford, 
Hartford. 
West brook, 
Canterbury, 
Seymour, 
Hartford, 
Hartford, 



Date r>F 
Admission. 



Oct. 

July 

Oct. 

Mav 

Julv 

Mav 

Feb. 

Mav 

May 

Oct. 

May 

Mav 

April 

Nov. 

Feb. 

Nov. 

Mav 

Feb. 

Feb. 

June 

May 

Oct. 
Julv 
May 

Tulv 

Oct. 

July 

Julv 

April 

April 

April 

Dec. 

Oct. 

Nov. 

Oct. 

Mav 

Oct. 

Nov. 

Feb. 

May 

Nov. 

March 

Nov. 

May 

Oct'. 

April 

June 

Oct. 

April 

Oct. 

April 

Mav, 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Ian. 

Doc. 

Oct 

March 

lune 
I April 
I Feb. 
j Fob. 
i April 

Oct 

Bob. 

Oct 
, Dec. 

Feb. 
. March 



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1877 
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1868 
1889 
1841 
18S5 
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1S54 

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1874 
1878 

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Names. 



Smith, Mrs. Ja?te T. 

Spencer, Marv 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott 

Starkweather, Nathan 

Starr, Frank Farnsworth 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cummings 

Stearns, Henry Putnam, M.D., 

Stedman, John Woodhull 

Steele, George Whipple . 

Stoeekel, Carl 

Storrs, Melancthon, M.D., ^ . . 

Stoughton, Hon. John Alden 

Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward 

Swift, Rowland . . . 

Talcott, Marv Kinsgbury 

Taylor, Henry W 

Taylor, James Palmer 

Taylor, Samuel 

Terry, James 

Trumbull, James Hammond, LL.D., L.H.D., . 

Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins 

Wainvoright, win. Augustus Muhlenberg, M.D. 

Walker, George Leon, S.T.D., 

*Ward, William A 

Warner, Charles Dudley, L.H.D., . . . . 

Warner, Donald T 

Welch, William W., M.D 

Welch, John W 

Welles, Fdgar Thaddeas 

Welles, Roger 

Welles. Thomas G 

Wells, Edward W. 

Whaples, Meigs Heywood ....... 

Wheeler, Hon. Richard A 

Whiting, Charles B 



Residence. 



Williams, Rt. Rev. John, S.T.D., LL.D. 

Woodruff, George AT. 

Woodward, Joseph G 

Woodward, P. H 

Woodward, Richard Warham . . . 



Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Middletown, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Norfolk, 

Hartford, 

East Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

New Haven, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 
I Hartford, 

Salisbury, 
1 Norfolk," 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Newington, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Stonington, 

Hartford, 

Middletown, 

Litchfield, 

Hartford, 

Hartford, 

Franklin, 



Date of 
Admission. 



April 

Mav 

Mav 

May 

Nov. 

May 

April 

Oct. 

Feb. 

Mav 

May 

Apfil 

March 

June 

April 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Oct. 

Mav 

Feb. 

Feb. . 

April 

May 

Jan. 

Feb. 

April 

Mav 

Dec. 

April 

Mav 

Oct. 

Nov. 

June 

April 

Oct. 

April 

Julv 

Mav 

Nov. 



Bqo 

879 
388 

8SS 
887 
875 
B90 

• 
80S 

873 
890 
883 

883 

847 

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883 

862 
8qo 



- : - 



- 

B90 

B88 



31 



HONORARY MEMBERS. 



Names. 



Residence. 



Date of 
Admission. 



Amarelli, V. de, P.D., LL.D., . . 
Bancroft, George, Ph.D., D.C.L., 
Draper, Lyman Copeland, LL.D., 
Davis, William Thomas .... 
Ellis, George Edward, D.D., LL.D. 

Piatt, George 

Richards, Samuel 

Teft, J. K 

Wells, John, Hon 

Winsor, Justin, LL.D., .... 
Winthrop, Robert Charles, LL.D., 



Naples, Italy, 
Boston, Mass. 
Madison, Wis. 
Plymouth, Mass. 
Charlestown, Ms. 
New York, 
Wilkesbarre, Pa. 
Savannah, Ga. 
Boston, Mass. 
Cambridge, Mass. 
Boston, Mass. 



Jan. 

Jan. 

March 

July 

Aug. 

April 

Oct. 

Nov. 

Feb. 

July 

Oct. 



1850' 
1840 
1 3 60 
iSqo 
1844 
1844 
ui4'-> 
1840 
1845 
1889 
1870 



CORRESPONDING MEMBERS. 



Names. 



Residence. 



Date of 
Admission. 



Alexander, Walter S., Rev., 
P.oltwood, Lucius M. ... 

Brock, Robert A 

Hronson, Oliver ..... 
Chamberlain, Mellen, LL.D., 
De Peyster, John Watts, LL.D. 
Drowhe, Henry Thaver 
Durrie, Daniel Steele . . . 
Green, Samuel A., M.D., Hon., 
Hc-rrick, Edward, Jr., . . . 
Hills, George Morgan, D.D., 
llolden, Frederick Abbot, M.D 
Isham, Charles . . 
Johnston, Henry P. . 
Ring, F. A. ... 
N'olte, Frederick 
Olmsted, Henry M. 
Perry, William Stevens, D.D. 
I'ulsifcr, David . . . 
Ripley, Philip, Jr. . . 
Rockwell, Charles H. . 
.Sheldon, George, Hon., 
Stiles, Henry Reed, M.D., . 
Treat, John Harvev . . . 
Welling, James Clark, LL.D., 



Gen 



Hon 



S.T.D 



., LL 



Racine, Wis. 

Amherst, Mass 

Richmond, Va. 

St. Augustine, Fa. ! 

Boston, Mass. 

Tivoli, N. Y. 

New York City, 

Madison, Wis. 

Boston, Mass. 

Athens, Penn. 

Burlington. N. T. 

Washington, D.C. 

New York City, 

New York City, 

Canton, China', 

Paris, Fiance, 
1 Canton, China, 
; Geneva, X. Y. 
I Boston, Mass. 
I New York City, 
i Chicago, HI. 
I Deerheld, Mass. 
j New York City, 

Lawrence, Mass. 

Washington, D.C. 



June 


7i 


1871 


March 


4> 


iSvS 


March 


2, 


18S6 


June 


2, 


i^74 


Oct. 


7, 


i8^i 


Nov. 


1, 


iS6^ 


Ian. 
March 


3i 
6, 


1S88 
1S60 


Nov. 


Pi 


1S80 


Oct. 


7i 


1S62 


Tan. 


4. 


1SS7 


May 




iScS 


Feb. 


4> 


1600 


Jan. 


4, 


1SS7 


fune 
Nov. 


1, 


I847 


9. 


1880 


June 




1847 


June 


2, 


1S74 


Jan. 


11, 


1859 


I une 




iSoj 


Dec. 


S, 


1848 


July 


2, 


188 > 


April 


8, 


1884 


June 


7» 


•■ - 


June 


»! 


1^74 



1 



DONATIONS TO THE SOCIETY 



Year Ending June 



Donors. 



Adams, Sherman W 

Allen, N. H 

Alton, Dr. Charles D. ..... . 

American Antiquarian Society . . . 
American Baptist Historical Society . 

American Bookseller 

American Catholic Historical Society 
American Inst. Electrical Eng. . 
American Philosophical Society . . 

Andrews, Prof. Chas. M 

Astor Library 

Avery, Rev. F. D 

Bates, Albert C. '. . 

Battell, Robbins 

Baldwin, C. C 

•Bell, Geo., & Sons 

Bigelow, Mrs. X. J 

Board of Associated Charities . 

Boardman, W. F. J 

Boston Public Library . . . 
Boston Record Commissioners . . 

Bowen, Clarence W 

Boynton, L. W 

Brooklyn Public Library 

Bromlev, Isaac H. . 

Buck, J. S 

Bureau of Education 

Bureau of Ordnance 

California, University of 

California State Mining Bureau 

Camp, Prof. D. N 

Cayuga Co. Hist. Society 

Centennial Committee 

Champlin, Mrs. James T 

Chicago Historical Society .... 
Cincinnati Public Library .... 

City Auditor .... * 

Cleaves, Converse 

Cleveland, E. J 

Collier, Thomas S 

Connecticut, State of, by C. J. Hoadly 
Connecticut, Adjutant-General's Ottice 

Crane, I) 

Craighead, Rev. J. G 

Cutler, N. S 

Darling, Col. C. \V 

Department of Treasury, U. S. . . 
Department of Interior, U. S. . . . 

Department of State, I'. S 

Department of War, U. S 

De Peyster, f. Watts 

Dodd,'Dr. B. L 



Residence. 



Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Worcester, Mass. 
Philadelphia, Penn. 
New York City. 
Philadelphia. Penn. 
New York Citv. 
Philadelphia, Penn. 
Bryn Mawr, Penn. 
New York City. 
Columbia, Conn. 
East Granby, Conn. 
Norfolk, Conn. 
Cleveland, O. 
London, 
Boston, Mass. 
Boston, Mass. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Boston, Mass. 
Boston, Mass. 
New York City. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Boston" Mass. 
Milwaukee, Wis. 
Washington, D. C. 
Washington, D. C. 
Berkeley, Cal. 
San Francisco, Cal. 
New Britain, Conn. 
Auburn, X. V. 
Marietta, Ohio. 
Portland, Me. 
Chicago, 111. 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Boston, Mass. 
Gerrhantown, Penn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
New London, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Ellington, Conn. 
Washington, D. C. 
Greenfield. Mass. 
Utica, N. V. 
Washington, D. C. 
Washington, I >. C 
Washington, I>. C. 
Washington, 1>. C. 
Tivoli, X. V. 
Orange, X J. 



*S 



4 ; 



* 



33 



Donors. 



Residence. 



d I 



Drew, Thomas B Plymouth, Mass. 

Drowne, H. T New York Citv. 

Dudley, P. H New York City. 

Earle,'Dr. Plinv j Northampton, Mass. i 

Ellis, B. F I Hartford, Conn. 

Essex institute i Salem, Mass. i 

Fairfield County Historical Society Bridgeport, Conn. 

Farnham, HenrV W j New Haven, Conn. . i 

Fellowes, Chas. "E !• Hartford, Conn. i 

Fisher, Sydney G j Philadelphia, Penn. 

Fletcher, W. L Amherst, Mass. 

Fullerton, Alexander ; Wilkesbarre, Penn. 

Gardner, Curtis C ' St. Louis, Mo. ! i 

Gay, Frank B Hartford, Conn. 

Geer's'iE.) Son's Hartford, Conn. : 94 

Geolog. and Nat. Hist. Survey of Canada . . Ottawa. 

Gifford, Elizabeth E Skaneateles, N. Y. 

Goodwin, James J Hartford, Conn. 

Goodwin, Joseph O i East Hartford, Conn. 

Hall, John C I Berlin, Conn. 

Hamilton Bank , New York City. 

Hart, Samuel I Hartford, Conn. 

Hartford Hospital I Hartford, Conn. 

Hartford Library Association Hartford, Conn. 

Hartford Theological Seminary Hartford, Conn. 

Harvard University, Librarv o"f Cambridge, Mass. 

Hawley, Elias S. . . . s . Buffalo, N. Y. 

Historical Society of Southern California . . Los Angeles, Cal. 

Historical Society of Manitoba Winnipeg, Man. 

Hoadly, Charles J j Hartford, Conn. t 

Howard, J. C. : West Hartford, Conn. 1 

Huguenot Society of America New York Citv. 1 

Huot, Lucien St. Johns, P. Q. 

Ivison, Blakeman & Co | New York City. 

Jessup, H. G Hanover, N. H. 1 

Jones, Charles C, Jr ■ Augusta, Ga. 

Kellogg, A. S Hartford, Conn. 

Kinney, John C Hartford, Conn. 1 

Laval University Quebec, Canada. 

Lee, William H." New York City. 2 

Leue, Adolph Cincinnati. Ohio. 3 

Los Angeles Public Library Los Angeles, Cal. 

Love, Rev. W. De L. . .' Hartford, Conn. 

Maine Historical Society Portland, Me. 1 

Maryland Historical Society Baltimore, Md. 1 I 1 

Massachusetts Historical Society Boston, Mass. 5 { 23 

Massachusetts New Church Union .... Boston, Mass. j 1 

Mather, Roland Hartford, Conn. 1 

Mercantile Library Philadelphia, Penn. 1 

Mercantile Library Association St. Louis, Mo. • 1 

Mercantile Library San Francisco. Cal. 1 

Mercantile Librarv Association New York City. | 2 

Michigan State Librarv Lansing, Mich! 29 1 7 

Miller, J. Bleeker New York City. 1 

Minnesota Academy Natural Sciences . . . Minneapolis, Minn. 1 

Montgomery, James M New York Citv. 1 

Moran, F. j. C Columbia, Penn. 1 

Morgan, Forrest Hartford, Conn. ; 4 ' 10 

Morgan, Junius London, Eng. 

Muselev, E. A Washington, D. C. 

Munson, F Washington, D. C. 

Newberry Library, Trustees of Chicago, 111. 

N\ E. Hist, and Gen. Society Boston, Mass. 

New England Society . New York City. 1 

New Jersey Historical Society Newark. \\ J. 

New London County Historical Society . . New London", Conn. 



34 



Donors. 



New York Historical Society 

O'Connell Monument Com 

Olmsted, Fred. Law 

Opdyke, Charles W. 

Patterson, D. \V. . . 

Pensions, U. S. Commission of 

Pocumtuck Vallev Memorial Association 

Pond, N. G. . . '. . 

Pope, Franklin L. 

Presbyterian Historical Society 

Providence Public Library 

Randall, Frank E. 

Rhode Island Historical Society 

Royal Societv of Canada 

Russell, Dr. W. J. . . 

Salem Public Library . 

San Francisco Public Library 

Saturday- Night Club . 

Signal Office .... 

Skilton, D. W. C. . . . 

Smithsonian Institute . 

Sotheran, H., & Co., 

Stearns, Prof. C. C. . . 

Starkweather, N. . . 

Starr, Frank Farnsworth 

Starr, Rev. E. C. . . . 

State Board of Charities 

St. Louis Public Librarv 

Talcott, Dr. Alvan . ". 

Terrv, Stuart T. . . . 

Tilley, R. H 

Tooker, William W. 
Toronto Public Library- 
Tribune Association 
Trinity College . . . 
Trustees Edward Hopkins 
Tuckerman, Bavard 
Tyler, E. S 



Typotheta .... 
U. S. Coast Survey . 
U. S. Government' . 
Virginia Historical Society 
Walker, Joseph B. . , 
Wedmore, H. S. . . 
Weed, Prof. C. B. 
Weld, Mrs. M. C. . . 
Welles, Charles T. . 
Western Reserve Historic^ 
Whiting, Miss Helen 
Whitmore, William H. . 

Williams, H 

Winthrop, Robert C Tr. 
Wisconsin Historical Socie 
Woodward, P. H. . . 
Worcester Antiquarian S 
Yale Universitv . 



Ch 




New York City. 
Dublin, Ireland. 
Brookline, Mass. 
New York City. 
Newark Valley, X. J. 
Washington, D. C. 
Deerfield, Mass. 
Milford, Conn. 
Elizabeth, N. J. 
Philadelphia. Penn. 
Providence, R. I. 
New York City. 
Providence, R* I. 
Montreal. Canada. 
London, Eng. 
Salem, Mass. 
San Francisco, Cal. 
New York City. 
Washington, t). C. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Washington, D. C. 
London, Eng. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Middlctown, Conn. 
Cornwall, Conn. 
St. Paul, Minn. 
St. Louis, Mo. 
Guilford, Conn. 
Southold, L. I. 
Newport, R. 1. 
Sag Harbor, L. I. 
Toronto, Canada. 
New York City. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Boston. Mass. 
New York City. 
Hartford, Conn. 
New York City. 
Washington City, D. C. 
Washington City. D. C. 
Richmond, Ya. 
Concord, X. H. 
Guilford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
New Jersev. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Cleveland, O. 
West Hartford, Conn. 
Boston, Mass. 
Cambridge, Mass. 
Boston, Mass. 
Madison, Wis. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Worcester, Mass. 
New Haven, Conn. 



1774479 



Papers and Reports 



PRESENTED TO THE 



Connecticut Historical Society 



Annual Meeting of the Socie 



May 26. 1 8 9 1 



iv 



LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 



Papers and Reports 



PRESENTED TO THE 



Connecticut Historical Society 



Annual Meeting of the Society 



May 26, 18 g 1 



WITH _A 



LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 



HARTFORD 

PUBLISHED DV THE 5 O C t E T V 
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Press of The Cast\ LockvcooJ &* Brainard Company. 



OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY. 

Elected May 27, 1S91. 



Vice-Presidents, « 



President, JOHN W. STEDMAN. 
f CHARLES J. HOADLY, Hartford. 

FRANKLIN B. DEXTER, New Haven. 

RICHARD A. WHEELER, Stonington. 

ROWLAND B. LACEY, Bridgeport. 

ROBBINS BATTELL, Norfolk. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown. 

DWIGHT LOOMIS, Rockville. 

ELLEN D. LARNED, Thompson. 



Corresponding Secretary. 

Recording Secretary, 

Treasurer, 

Librarian, 

Auditor, 



Membership Committee, 



Library Committee, 



Publication Committee, 



Prof. SAMUEL HART. 
FRANK B. GAY. 
JONATHAN F. MORRIS. 
FRANK B. GAY. 
ROWLAND SWIFT. 

r ROWLAND SWIFT. 

JONATHAN F. MORRIS. 

SHERMAN W. ADAMS. 

JOHN W. STEDMAN. 

JULIUS GAY. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR. 
L JOSEPH G. WOODWARD. 

W. De LOSS LOVE. 
SAMUEL HART. 
FRANK B. GAY. 

SHERMAN W. ADAMS. 
FORREST MORGAN. 
MARY K. TALCOTT. 



f P. H. WOODWARD. 

COMM,, T.o°n„.v Papeks. <***"» B. WHITTOG. 

[ FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR. 



BY-LAWS OF THE SOCIETY. 



[In force, July, 1891.] 



MEMBERS. 



i. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding, and Hon- 
orary Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connec- 
ticut ; and no others shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the 
Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out 
of the State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee 
or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered im- 
portant public service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of his- 
toric inquiry, or literature generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or 
resident member, until at least one month after his nomination by the 
Committee on Membership ; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, 
at a regular meeting, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding 
members shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident 
members, stating the reasons for such nomination, and the qualifications 
of the persons proposed for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, 
and there shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding 
officer shall declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, 
if the recommendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be ad- 
mitted by the votes of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and 
two dollars every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if 
they reside without, the limits of the town of Hartford ; or. in lieu there- 
of, any person entitled to be a member, may constitute himself a life 
member by paying at one time, the sum of twenty-five dollars. 

6. Should any person, elected as a resident member, omit to signify 
his acceptance of such election, within one month after receiving notice 
thereof, and to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of be- 
coming a member. The payment of the annual assessment shall here- 



after constitute a condition of continued membership, and the neglect or 
refusal to pay the same, for the period of six months after the annual 
meeting of the Society, shall be deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one month after 
the adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to every 
resident member, to be signed and returned to the Secretary ; and mem- 
bers who shall subscribe the same shall thereafter be considered as 
accepting the provision respecting the annual assessment and the con- 
ditions of membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

1. The Officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting 
by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be 
chosen, shall be — a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a 
Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Com- 
mittee on Membership, to consist of seven members ; Committees on the 
Library, and on Publication, each to consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairman of the several committees 
shall constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomina- 
tion of the Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be 
deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing Com- 
mittee ; shall preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing Com- 
mittee ; call, by himself or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, and 
deliver or provide for an address at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the files, records, 
and seal of the Society ; shall give notice to new members of their 
election, and furnish them certificates of membership ; keep an accurate 
journal of the transactions of the Society and Standing Committee ; and. 
when directed by the proper officer, call meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence, 
in behalf of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the 
names of the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary : and 
shall also receive all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of 
money made to the Society ; shall pay, to the order of the chairman of 
the Standing Committee, such sums as may be required for the ordinary 
expenses of the Society, and such as the Society may otherwise direct to 
be paid ; shall keep a true and faithful account of all moneys received 
and paid by him, and of the property and debts of the Society; and shall. 
at the annual meeting, render a particular statement, to be examined and 
audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such annual meeting 
for that purpose. 



6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, 
shall arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and 
other articles deposited in the rooms of the Society ; and shall, before 
every annual meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library 
Committee of his doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the 
condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propo- 
sitions for the admission of members. No nomination for membership 
shall be considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular 
meeting of the Society. 

8. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meet- 
ing, make a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited 
in the rooms of the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing 
Committee, including in such report the annual report of the Librarian. 
They may make purchases for the Library, under the direction of the 
Society, within the income of the Library fund, or to such an amount as 
may be appropriated by a vote of the Society for such purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all 
publications ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, 
report to the Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such 
papers, from the library of the Society or other sources, as are most 
suitable for publication in volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the 
Society, fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of 
the Society, and make an annual report to the Society. Any three mem- 
bers of this Committee may constitute a quorum for the transaction oi 
business, and a notice for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 
notice for the meeting of this Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May. at such 
time and place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of 
each month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or. in his 
absence, by the Recording Secretary, on the application of three 
members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in 
one or more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notiried, 
seven members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 
other than the admission of new members, or the negotiation oi ex- 
change. 



IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

1. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in 
a book kept for that purpose. 

2. No donation shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society 
have a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, 
and may at any time be taken by the depositor, in person, or delivered on 
his written order. But every deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or 
withdrawn shall, after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a 
donation, and become the property of the Society ; unless, at the time of 
making the deposit, other conditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 



1. The Rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles 
belonging to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate 
charge of the Librarian, acting under the direction of the Library Com- 
mittee. 

2. The Library shall be open for the inspection of the public, and 
the examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom. 
at such time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the 
Library Committee ; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the 
room, without a special vote of the Society, except by the Committee on 
Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. 
Thomas Day, the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations 
and subscriptions which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publi- 
cation Fund — the income of which shall be applied, under the direction 
of the Publication Committee, toward the expense of such publications 
as may be ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular 
meeting, held prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



ANNUAL ADDRESS. 



THE increased public interest in the aims and pur- 
poses of this Society is shown in the large addition 
made to our roll of members during the past year, 
and in the attendance at our monthly meetings. 

The total attendance of the regular members of the 
Society at the ten regular meetings of the year has been 
366, the smallest 23, the largest 48. This does not include 
the guests of members who were always present in con- 
siderable numbers. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

The present membership of the Society is 254, di- 
vided, as follows: Resident members, 219 (40 of whom 
are life members): honorary members, 10: correspond- 
ing members, 25. 

During the past year the increase in resident mem- 
bers has been 63 ; honorary members, 1 ; corresponding 
members, 1. 

Those who have qualified as life members in the past 
year are: Gurdon W. Russell, Miles \V. Graves, Charles 
L. Lincoln, Charles H. Smith, and Lucy .V. Brainard, of 
Hartford; D. Williams Patterson, of Newark Valley, X. 
Y., and Franklin B. Dexter, of New Haven. 

ANNUAL FIELD DAY. 

Plymouth, Mass., was selected last year as the place 
for holding the Field Day ot the Society. Leaving Hart- 
ford at 9 o'clock on the morning of Tuesday, June 3, by 



10 

the New England road, we arrived at Boston in time for 
dinner, and reached Plymouth at 4 P. M., where we were 
comfortably entertained at the Samoset House. A com- 
mittee of the Old Colony Historical Society, headed by 
Hon. William T. Davis, the historian of the Old Colony, 
here took us in charge and were constant in their atten- 
tions during our stay. The regular monthlv meeting of 
the Society was held in the parlors of the Samoset in the 
evening. An interesting incident of the evening was the 
reading, by request, of the oration of Edward Everett on 
the 2 2d day of December, 1824, at Plymouth, by Joseph 
G. Woodward, Esq. 

On Wednesday morning early, carriages being in 
readiness, we were taken in succession to every spot of 
historic interest in the town. From the base of the great 
monument, with the harbor and adjoining country spread 
out before us. Mr. Davis gave a vivid description of all 
the localities and events so familiar in name to those who 
have been interested in the story of the Mayflower and 
its passengers. Attention was called to the part that 
citizens of Hartford had taken in the construction of the 
monument itself. The museums, the cemeteries, the 
ancient houses, and the famous Rock itself, were all 
visited and commented upon by our intelligent guide. 
The pleasures of this beautiful day will be vividly re- 
membered by those who participated in them as long as 
they live. • 

The sequel to this delightful visit may be found in 
the accompanying correspondence, premising that accu- 
rate dimensions of the chair mentioned were taken by 
Mr. Fenn. who also secured a photograph of it. so that 
his copy is an absolute facsimile oi the old chair in the 
Plymouth collection. 

The correspondence is worthy of a permanent place 
in our records : 



II 

Hartford, April 6, 1S91. 



My Dear Mr. Davis : — 

The members of the Connecticut Historical Society have a per- 
manent pleasure in recalling their Field Day at Plymouth last summer. 
They feel that the profit and the delight of their pilgrimage were due in 
great part to your courteous readiness to give them the benefit of your 
thorough knowledge of the history of the colony, its people and place-. 
The emotions excited by the vivid and picturesque account of the landing 
to which they listened while standing in the shadow of the monument on 
the hill, will not be forgotten. 

It will gratify them greatly if you will be good enough to accept 
from their hands a chair which has to-day been sent to your address. 
You will doubtless observe that it is after the model of the Bailey Chair, 
which seemed a better device for the comfort of man than any other 
chair in the Plymouth collection. It is of oak, grown in Hartford County, 
Connecticut, and was made under the supervision of Mr. Linus Tryon 
Fenn, a member of our Society. The tablet is of Charter Oak, furnished 
by the Honorable John \V. Stedman, President of the Society. 

To hope that you may live so long that when old age shall come 
you may find its stout arms of service in your daily life would surely be 
kind to others if not to yourself. 

With sentiments of the highest regard, I am 

Sincerely yours, 

J. G. WOODWARD. 



REPLY. 

J. G. Woodward, Esq., 

Dear Sir: — Your letter advising me of the gift of a chair from 
members of the Connecticut Historical Society was received on Wednes- 
day, and last evening the chair reached me in good condition. As much 
as I shall value the chair itself, the beauty and solidity of which I 
admire, I attach more value still to the spirit which has prompted the 
gift. While I need no such recognition of any courtesies which it may 
have been in my power to extend to visitors in our ancient town, it affords 
a gratifying assurance of their appreciation, and thus furnishes a 
stimulus to further effort in the same direction. 

The chair has already assumed the character of an heirloom in my 
family, and will pass in time to my son, Howland Davis, and his son 
Howland, who are descended from ten of the Mayflower passengers. 

Please accept my warmest thanks for yourself and your associates 
in the gift, and be assured that on any future visit to Plymouth, which 
either of you may make, I shall take pleasure in describing to you more 
fully the historic landmarks of the Pilgrim Land. 



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With the kindest regards to yourself and your brother members 
of the Society, I am your obedient servant, 

WILLIAM T. DAVIS. 
Plymouth, Mass., April io, 1891. 

The members of the Society participating in the ex- 
cursion to Plymouth were : Sherman W. Adams, B. 
Rowland Allen, Lucy Brainard, John R. Buck, Horace 
Cornwall, Linus T. Fenn, Julius Gay, Everett H. Geer, 
Joseph O. Goodwin, George E. Hatch, Jabez H. Hayden, 
J. Coolidge Hills, Henry P. Hitchcock, Allyn S. Kellogg, 
Ellen D. Earned, John B. Lewis, Theodore Lyman, John 
M. Ney, Julius G. Rathbun, Lewis IE Reid, Mrs. C. H. 
Smith, Mary Spencer, Henry P. Stearns, John W. Sted- 
man, Henry W. Taylor, Joseph G. Woodward, P. H. 
Woodward, R. W. Woodward, and eighteen invited 
guests. 

MONTHLY ESSAYS AM) PAPERS. 

The papers and essays provided, during the year, by 
the committee appointed for that purpose, have attracted 
lar^e audiences, and many of them have been of ex- 
ceptional ability and will probably appear hereafter in the 
collections of the Society. 

At the July meeting Hon. Simeon E. Baldwin, of the 
New Haven County Historical Society, read an elaborate 
paper upon the " Two Constitutions of the Colony of 
Connecticut." 

The first paper read after the resumption of the 
regular meetings in the fall was on October 8th. It was 
by P. H. Woodward, Esq., upon the " Life and Character 
of Col. Thomas Knowlton." Mr. Woodward afterwards. 
upon invitation, read the same paper to the New Haven 
County Historical Society. 

At the November meeting the President read a 
paper entitled u Some Things that I Remember in Hart- 
ford Sixtv Years Asfo." 



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Professor Samuel Hart, of Trinity College, read a 
paper at the December meeting upon k4 The Convocation 
and College of Doctors of the Episcopal Church in Con- 
necticut." 

At the January meeting Jonathan F. Morris, Esq., 
read copious extracts from the diary of Col. Jeremiah 
Wadsworth while he was a commissary of the Revolu- 
tionary army. 

The February meeting- was interested in an elaborate 
paper by Miss Ellen D. Earned, the historian of Windham 
County. Her subject was " Spent Eights," or a review of 
the lives of several men once very prominent and very 
influential in public affairs in Eastern Connecticut, but 
now almost wholly forgotten. 

Charles H. Clark, Esq., of the Hartford Com ant, read 
a paper at the March meeting upon " Connecticut and her 
Constitution in 1 8 1 8." 

At the April meeting Jabez H. Hayden, Esq., of 
Windsor Locks, read a paper upon the " Beginnings of 
the Town of Windsor." 

At the closing meeting of the Society for the season 
in May, Nathan Starkweather, Esq., presented a paper 
upon the public men of Connecticut and their term of 
office in former days. 

PUBLICATIONS OF THE SOCIETY. 

At the time of making the last report I hoped to be 
able to announce this year that the Talcott Papers, then 
in preparation, were published. The committee having 
the matter in charge have, however, been unable to com- 
plete their work. As it has progressed they have found 
it necessary to consult other American collections of 
papers, and even the English collections, and the work 
will not be completed for several months to come. It is 
more important that it should be accurately done than 
that it should be hurried. 



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DECEASED MEMBERS. 

We have lost from the roll of our honorary members 
during the past year, Hon. George Bancroft, of Washing- 
ton City, January 18, 1891, and from our corresponding 
members Rev. Dr. George Morgan Hills, of Burlington, 
N.J. 

The deaths among our resident members have been : 
Leonard Holmes Bacon, August 3, 1890; Newton Case, 
September 14, 1890: John Perkins Gushing" Mather, Feb- 
ruary 12, 1 89 1 ; William Henry Gross, March 17. 1891 ; 
George Maxwell, April 2, 1891; and John Coddington 
Kinney, April 23, 1891. 

Leonard Holmes Bacon was a life member of the 
Society in consideration of his subscription to the build- 
ing fund of the Wadsworth Atheneum in 1841. He was 
a son of Dr. Leonard Bacon, a prominent physician of 
this city, and was born in Hartford, September 17, 1817. 
During his early life he was active in public affairs in his 
native city, and from September 6, 1S44, to March 10. 
1847, was major of the Governors Foot Guards. For 
many years he pursued medical studies in his father's 
office, and although he never took a medical degree he 
acquired such a useful education that when he emigrated 
to California in 1849 ne practiced medicine there success- 
fully in connection with his business enterprises. He re- 
turned to Hartford in 1866, with an ample fortune, but 
owing to impaired health he passed his winters in Florida 
and his summers on the seacoast, so that he was scarcely 
known to the present residents of the city. He was one 
of the early promoters of Cottage City, on Martha's 
Vineyard, where he passed his summers for many years. 
and where he died. His wife was a daughter or the late 
William W. Tuuner, principal of the American Asylum 
for the Deaf and Dumb. His only son. who survives 
him, is Dr. William T. Bacon of this city. 



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Newton Case was a native of Canton, in this 
State, where he was born March 12, 1807. He came to 
Hartford in 1828, and in 1830 entered into the copper- 
plate printing business. In January, 1833, he formed a 
partnership with the late E. D. Tiffany, and commenced 
the book-printing- business. This business proving sat- 
isfactory, in 1838 they admitted Leander C. Burnham 
into the partnership, and purchased the large printing 
establishment of Philemon Canfield, and combined it 
with theirs under the firm name of Case, Tiffany & 
Burnham, and located it in the old county jail building 
on Pearl street, it being then abandoned for jail pur- 
poses. From this beginning grew the large corporation 
of The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, with 
which Mr. Case was connected to the day of his death. 
He was largely interested in most of the corporations 
of the city, and in many large enterprises South and 
West. He will be longest remembered in Hartford by 
his princely contributions to the Hartford Theological 
Seminary. The new library building connected with 
this seminary, called the " Newton Case Library," is 
wholly a gift from him, and he gave largely to the 
fund for the purchase of books to fill it. By his will 
the seminary receives a munificent bequest, and will 
finally get the bulk of the large estate that he left. 

Mr. Case was not active or prominent in the affairs 
of our Society, but he was always interested in its 
welfare, and early qualified himself to become a life 
member. 

John Perkins Gushing Mather, vice-president oi 
this Society from May 24, 1886, till his death, was a 
native of New London, where he was born on the 23d 
day of September, 18 16. He was the only child o\ 
Capt. Andrew Mather of New London, and Mary Wet- 



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tnore Mather, a native of Middletown. On his father's 
side he was descended directly from the famous Rich- 
ard Mather, and on his mother's side he traced his 
lineage back to Christopher Christophers, a Barbadoes 
merchant who settled in New London in 1665. His 
father commanded the United States revenue cutter sta- 
tioned at New London for many years. 

Young Mather was prepared for Yale College at 
the " Union School," New London, then presided over 
by James W. McLane, the successor in office of Nathan 
Hale, its first instructor. He graduated in 1837, in the 
famous class which included Samuel J. Tilden, Mor- 
rison R. Waite, W. M. Evarts, Edwards Pierrepont, 
Benjamin Silliman, and other distinguished men. Re- 
turning to his native town he entered the law office of 
Hon. Lyman Law and was admitted to the bar in 
1839. He was mayor of New London from 1845 to 
1850; represented New London in the General Assem- 
bly in 1848; on the death of Hiram Weed. Secretary 
of State in 1850, was elected by the legislature to fill 
his place, and continued in that office by popular vote 
till 1854; from 1858 to 1861 was collector of customs 
of the port of New London; in 1878 and 1879, repre- 
sented the old seventh district in the State Senate : 
for many years held the office of Judge of Probate for 
the district of New London, and from 1874 to 1886 
was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of New Lon- 
don Countv, when he retired on account of having 
reached the age of seventy years. Under the will of 
Leonard Bulkeley, he was appointed a member of the 
Board of Trustees of the Bulkeley School, a school for 
the instruction in the higher branches of the beys oi 
New London, and chairman of the Board from its or- 
ganization in 1852 to the day of his death. No citizen 
of New London was more prominently identified with 



this school or more deeply interested in its welfare 
than Judge Mather. He was one of the founders of 
the New London County Historical "Society, and after 
the death of Hon. Lafayette S. Foster became its Presi- 
dent. 

For the last three years Judge Mather has percepti- 
bly failed in health, but it was only for two or three 
weeks before his death that he was confined to his 
house by weakness. He left no family, and by his will 
the bulk of his property went to distant relatives, who 
were scarcely personally acquainted with him. 

The habits of Judge Mather were quiet and stu- 
dious. His temperament did not fit him for a leader in 
debate at the bar or in the legislature, but his clear, 
judicial mind, and great information on all practical 
subjects, joined to a uniformly courteous address, gave 
him a strong influence amon^ his associates wherever 
he was placed. His opinions were carefully and con- 
scientiously formed and tenaciously adhered to. He 
was a remarkably well read man, especially in history 
and politics, and had an iron memory for details. He 
was a safe and wise counsellor. It is rare to meet a 
man so thoroughly capable of explaining the history 
and effect of any particular public event or the char- 
acter and career of our public men. He was especially 
well informed on all subjects relating to Connecticut. 
In his death this Society loses one of its most intelli- 
gent members, and the State a citizen who was faith- 
ful, useful, and respected in the many public positions 
he filled in her service. 

William Henry Gross was born in Hartford. 

November 3, 1835. He entered a book store early in 

life, and in 185S, united with Flavins A. Brown in the 

linn of Brown <!<: Gross, the oldest and best-known 

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bookstore in Hartford. Here he passed his life. - The 
house published many valuable works, and had a large 
trade in standard books. 

Mr. Gross had always an intelligent interest in 
historical affairs, but was only actively connected with 
this Society since 1888. He was a valued and useful 
member, and greatly respected by all who enjoyed his 
acquaintance. 

George Maxwell was born in Heath, Mass., July 
30, 1 81 7, and lived in that town till he was seventeen 
years of age, working upon a farm, when he went to 
Greenfield, Mass., as a clerk in a store. In 1843 ne 
came to Rockville in this State and remained there in 
business to the time of his death. He commenced 
manufacturing in a small way, and gradually grew to 
be one of the largest and most prosperous manufacturers 
in the State. He was largely interested in nearly every 
prominent business enterprise in his section of the State, 
and took a deep interest in all State associations and 
institutions that were approved by his judgment, such 
as the Hartford Theological Seminary, the Connecticut 
Temperance Union, the Connecticut Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, etc. He represented Vernon in the 
Legislature in 1871, and his district in the Senate in 
1872. 

Mr. Maxwell was eminently a strong and reliable 
man, whose counsels were freely sought in public and 
private affairs, and whose influence was always for 
whatever was good and of good report. 

Jonx Coddixgtox Kixxev was born in Nassau. 
N. Y., on the 21st day of February, 1839. The follow- 
ing year his father, Rev. E. D. Kinney, removed with 

his family to Darien in this State, where they have 
since resided. He was educated at Yale College, grad- 



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uating in 1861, and passed directly into the army of 
the Union where he served till the close of the war in 
1865. He was with the Thirteenth Connecticut Volun- 
teers during their experience in Louisiana, and from 
there was transferred to the signal service and was with 
Farragut at the time of the battle in Mobile Bay. 
Returning from the war he took charge of the editorial 
department of the Waterbury American, and soon after 
connected himself with the Hartford Courant. He was 
U. S. Marshal for the district of Connecticut from 1882 
to 1886, and in 1890 was appointed postmaster at Hart- 
ford, which office he held at the time of his death. He 
was also Major of the Governor's Foot Guard from 
1882 until the close of his life. 

Major Kinney was eminently social and enthusias- 
tic in his support of all societies of a public nature. 
His name was connected with nearly every Army and 
Navy Society to which he was eligible, and with all 
that interested Yale College. He was one of the origfi- 
nal organizers of the Connecticut Societv of the Sons 
of the American Revolution. In whatever society he 
placed himself, he at once became a leader, and was 
looked up to as a reliable executive officer. His con- 
nection with this Society only dates from last Novem- 
ber. In his report our Librarian speaks of his valuable 
donations to our library. 

Massachusetts Historical Societv. 

On the 24th day of January, last, the Massachusetts 
Historical Society celebrated the one-hundredth anni- 
versary of the formation of that Society, in Boston. It 
was an historic occasion not only for Massachusetts 
but for all New England. Rev. Joseph H. Twiehell 
represented this Society on the occasion as the alternate 
of the President. 



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Librarian's Report. 

The Librarian's report presents a gratifying account 
of the progress of that department of the Society. Our 
wants are clearly pointed out, and at no distant time, 
when all the improvements are completed that are 
now in progress in our building, a vigorous effort must 
be made to supply them. I commend the interesting 
facts which he reports, and his practical suggestions, 
to your attention. 

Conclusion. 

During the past year we have progressed in cata- 
loguing our library so far as to have made a complete 
list of our collection of unbound newspapers. This is an 
important step in advance. It may not be advisable to 
attempt anything further in this direction until the 
radical alterations and additions in our building are 
completed which are now in progress. These changes 
may not be completed for a year and a half to come, 
or possibly more, and when completed may involve 
manv changes in the arrangement of our collection 
which cannot now be foreseen. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN W. STEDMAN, 

President. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



To the President and Members : 

The annual reports of the Secretary and Librarian 
of a society such as ours cannot avoid a certain same- 
ness from year to year, or present an entertaining- 
variety, or touch on a new and wide range of topics. 
The work in our comparatively limited library field is 
always the same, yet changes with the infinite variety 
of the human mind and its wants. The man who to- 
day takes the answer to his question as a matter of 
course, or with pleasure and perhaps surprise, returns 
to-morrow with a harder problem and more sanguine 
expectation. Then, very likely he is disappointed at 
finding nothing on his subject. In answer to his ques- 
tion 'J Why don't the Society get that book, or periodical ; 
it will be of the greatest value ? " he is told, that 
there is no money to buy with ; that additions come 
almost entirely by gift. Now, if he is wise and has 
understanding, he is grateful to all the givers, who 
have made our collection such a storehouse as it is, 
but desires, that full soon, the time will come when 
provision can be made for intelligently filling up the 
gaps. 

Meanwhile, the gifts continue to come in. and dur- 
ing the past year have been many and valuable, though 
not so large in number as in 1889-90. One encourag- 
ing sign is found in the number of the members who 
have put something in the Society since the last annual 
meeting (2/). There may be mentioned, Messrs. B. R. 



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Allen, R. Battell, Miss L. A. Brainard, W. F. J. Board- 
man, C. W. Bowen, C. H. Clark, E. J. Cleveland, W. 
Cothren, H. T. Drowne, F. B. Gay, J. J. Goodwin, S. A. 
Green, C. J. Hoadly, A. S. Kellogg, Mrs. J. C. Kinney. 
H. E. Mather, F. Morgan, Mrs, A. H. Pitkin, G. W. 
Russell, W. C. Sharpe, J. Shepard, F. F. Starr, J. W. 
Stedman, J. Terry, G. L. Walker, R. C. Winthrop, and 
P. H. Woodward. 

The total number of additions since the last report 
is 1,161, which maybe divided as follows: 243 volumes, 
896 pamphlets, and 22 miscellaneous articles. Of these. 
1,087 were donations, consisting of 230 volumes, 825 
pamphlets, and 22 other articles. By purchase and ex- 
change there were obtained 13 volumes, 71 pamphlets. 

Among our donors should first be mentioned the 
unknown friend who so modestly but faithfully remem- 
bers the Society each year with a subscription for a 
book fund. This year the gift ($200) was accompanied 
by the unwelcome assurance that nothing more could 
be expected for the future unless the Society takes 
steps to increase this, or make a permanent and much 
larger fund for the benefit of the library. Another 
notable giver is Mr. William F. J. Boardman of Hart- 
ford, who presented nearly 100 volumes and over 30 
pamphlets. This is especially valuable as containing 
fifteen genealogies, many of them scarce and none of 
them in the library ; while nearly all of the other 
books and pamphlets were written or printed in Con- 
necticut, and Hartford. The late Mr. Junius Morgans 
gift of Stevens' " Facsimiles of Manuscripts in European 
Archives relating to America," continues with great 
regularity, volumes 4-8 having been received. It is 
worthy of note that more than 1 1 5 documents by or in 
some way relating to Silas Deanc, Esq.. have already 
appeared in these " Facsimiles." The more this work 



is examined the more wonderful it seems. If it were 
the undertaking of a great government, backed by all 
of the forces at its command, it would be considered a 
magnificent thing; as the effort of one man, an Ameri- 
can, it is a stupendous monument to human knowledge, 
historical zeal, and self-denying labor and devotion. 
We, as an American Historical Society owe a debt to 
Mr. B. F. Stevens and to Mr. Morgan not to be meas- 
ured by the money value of the work. 

The late Major John C. Kinney desired that this 
Society should have certain of his books, pamphlets, and 
papers. Mrs. Kinney has sent to us the Proceedings of 
the General Society of the Cincinnati, 1784-18S4, with 
papers, letters, etc., relating to the proposed re-establish- 
ment of the Cincinnati in this State, in i3S8; also the 
official correspondence, documents, regimental reports. 
etc., relating to the " Buckingham Day " celebration in 
1884; tne regimental reports on " Battle-flag Day," 1879: 
letters and other documents relating to Connecticut's par- 
ticipation in the Centennial Celebration of the Constitu- 
tion, Philadelphia, 1887, and many more on her part in 
the Centennial of Washington's Inauguration, Xew York, 
1889. In addition there have been received some 50 or 
more books and pamphlets from the same source. 

The Historical Societies, and many other institutions 
through the country have sent us their publications, while 
among the large individual givers may be mentioned 
Hon. C. C. Baldwin of Cleveland, Hon. Robbins Battel! 
of Norfolk, William Cothren, E. Geer's Sons, Hon. S. A. 
Green of Boston, Forrest Morgan, Mrs. Stephen Terry. 
the Travelers Insurance Co., and the United States 
Government. The American Antiquarian Society of 
Worcester has sent two or more packages of books and 
pamphlets, many of them being Connecticut imprints 
and school books. The Rhode Island Historical Society 



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kindly completed our set of its proceedings. Letters and 
other manuscripts have been received from Mrs. J. C. 
Kinney, Mrs. C. C. B. Sexton, James A. Smith, A. B. 
Talcott, Mrs. John L. Talcott, and Frank B. Gay. 

Among the books of special value to our readers, 
added during the year, are the following : 

Davis's Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth ; Facsimile 
of the Domesday Book, relating to Essex ; Da Costa's 
Pre-Columbian Discovery of America (2d ed.j; Paine's 
Ancient Woodstock records (scrap-book) ; Minnesota in 
the Civil and Indian Wars ; Boston Record Commis- 
sioners' Reports ; Bowen's Boundary Disputes of Con- 
necticut ; Butler's History of Farmington, Me. ; Hanson's 
History of Gardiner, Me. ; Taylor's History of Great 
Barrington, Mass. ; Powers's History of Sangamon 
County, 111., with genealogies ; Young's History of 
Wayne County, Ind. ; Williams's History of Danby, Vt. ; 
Teller's History of Ridgefield, Conn. ; Smith's History of 
Dutchess County, N. Y. ; Starr's Sketch of Xew London ; 
Hanson's Old Kent County, Md.. with genealogies ; His- 
torical Catalogue of the Massachusetts Society of the Cin- 
cinnati ; Portrait gallery and biographical sketches of the 
New York Chamber of Commerce, with others of as 
much interest. In the line of family history and gene- 
alogy : American Ancestry (5 vols.); Willett, Candee. 
Mallery, Newell, Norton, Bryan, Wadsworth, Pynchon. 
Cook, Catlin, Allyn, Backus, Goodwin, Plumb, North, 
Mather, Bird, Torrey, Thayer, Smith, Goodrich, Green- 
leaf, Jillson, Mowry, Bicknell, Dunster, Crosby. Merrick, 
Burleigh, Cutter, Hutchinson, Root, Whittier. Chapman. 
Lane. 

The above-named books and many others have been 
entered in the " class list " in the Watkinson Library ; no 
new lists, however, have been attempted. The ordinary 
correspondence of the Society has been kept up with. 



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nearly. This feature of our work becomes more im- 
portant and exacting" each year. Genealogical and his- 
torical queries have come from nearly every state in the 
Union, and Canada, England, and France. The forma- 
tion through the country of Societies of Sons of the 
American Revolution has stimulated interest in search- 
ing out pedigrees to a remarkable degree ; and a sur- 
prising number of family lines seem to converge in Con- 
necticut sires. As an instance, the Society received four 
letters in one day on this matter, all from New York city ; 
while the calls for information in person are many and 
persistent. A new class of calls, and unexpectedly large, 
has resulted from Our shelving of the directories of 
various cities, given us by E. Geer's Sons. 

For a number of years the Society had stored in the 
Atheneum-street building a quantity of unbound and 
unassorted newspapers. Whether they were of much or 
little value no one seemed to know. In view of the 
expected removal of the old buildings, it was decided 
to have them arranged. This was done by outside as- 
sistance, during the summer and autumn, but the result 
is not all which could be wished. Although a great 
many papers of value and interest were found, the yearly 
series in very many cases are broken, while duplicates are 
numerous. 

It is admitted by all, that newspapers are the one 
great source of printed material for the making of his- 
tory. Also that the historical societies at the East are far 
behind those at the West in collecting this material. We 
should certainly keep files of the Connecticut papers ; but 
it is not desirable to heap on our floors a mass of odd 
numbers of unrelated periodicals from every section of 
the Union, because they date back a generation or two. 
Many of these papers would be of value in other libraries. 
and an exchange might be made of mutual benefit. The 
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most we can say regarding this work is, that we have at 
last over 600 packages tied and labeled, and a fairly com- 
plete list of their contents and of a considerable portion 
of the bound newspapers belonging to the library. 

No other new work has been attempted by the libra- 
rian during the year, unless a number of evenings passed 
in reading proof and comparing originals with the 
printed matter of the forthcoming volume of the Talcott 
Papers, can be so called. 

In closing, will you permit a suggestion or two as to 
needed work which may be done in the Society, or en- 
couraged by it outside. We should be represented at and 
take a part in all local commemorative or historical cele- 
brations, and at as many outside the State as possible. 
We should show a live interest in all the changes taking 
place in Hartford, to commend or condemn. A necessary 
thing to do, and a valuable addition to make, would be 
photographs of the old buildings and streets of the city. 
To those of us who have visited the Bostonian Society, 
perhaps the most remarkable part of its collection are the 
hundreds of views of Boston, especially the Boston which 
has disappeared by fire, change, or progress. Surely 
some of our members can do this work for Hartford. 

The coins and medals, now scattered through various 
cases, should be brought together and catalogued or la- 
beled. The Society has members competent for this also. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

' FRANK B. GAY. 

Librarian. 



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FUNDS OF CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

5 shares Hartford National Bank. $153, - - - $765.00 

15 " Phoenix National Bank, 125, - 1,875.00 

16 " City Bank, 100, - 1,600.00 
10 " American Exchange Bank, N. Y., 150, ... 1.500.00 
10 " Continental Bank, N. Y., 140, ... 1,400.00 
10 " Pitts., Ft. Wayne & Chic. R. R., 150, - - - 1,500.00 
Debenture Bond, Iowa Loan & Trust Co., - 1,000.00 
Note and Mortgage, D. W. Baker, - 500.00 
Bond, Syracuse Coal & Salt Co.. - 250.00 
Deposit Society for Savings, ------ 1,184.58 

Total, -------- $11,574.58 

PUBLICATION FUND CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

20 shares Cleveland &• Pittsburgh R. R., * 75, - $1,500.00 

Deposit Society for Savings, ------ 3,040.20 

Deposit Charter Oak National Bank, ----- 260.97 

Bonds Syracuse Coal and Salt Co., - - - - - 250.00 

Total, $5,051-17 

Hartford, May 8, 1891. 

J. F. MORRIS. Treasurer. 

Examined with vouchers and found correct. 
Hartford, May 1, 1891. 

ROWLAND SWIFT, Auditor. 



MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY. 

Names, Residence, and Date of Admission. 

Those in Italic are Life Members. 

(Those marked with a * are Life Members in consideration of contri- 
butions to the building of the Wadsworth Atheneum.) 

Adams, Hon. Sherman Wolcott, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1875. 

Atkins, Roswell, Bristol, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Allen, Bennett Rowland, Hartford, Oct. 9, 18SS. 

Allen, Jabez Samuel, Broad Brook, Oct. 1, 1SS9. 

Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, 18S9. 

Allen, Rev. Samuel Howe, Hartford, July 1, 1890. 

Alton, Charles D., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, i3S3. 

Ambler, Samuel S., Bethel, April 1, 1890. 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 

Baker, Mrs. Mary Anna, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 

Baker, William Edwin, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April G, 1S86. 

Barnard, Henry, LL.D., L.H.D., Hartford, May, 1839. 

Bassett, Erastus J., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. * 

Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 18S9. 

Battel I, Hon. Robbins, Norfolk, Oct. 4, 1870. 

Bayne, Andrew C, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Bill, Hon. Henry, Norwich, March 5, 1SS9. 

Boardman, IVm. Francis Joseph, Hartford. May 29, iSS3. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 18S2. 

Brainard, Leverett, Hartford, March 5, 1889. 

Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Brinley, George P., Newington, May 8, 1S77. 

Brooks, Hon. Isaac W. , Torrington, May 5, 1891. 

Brown, Frederick S., Hartford, April 2, 1SS9. 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Buck, Hon. John R., Hartford, March 4, 1S90. 

Buel, Henry W., Litchfield, April 1. 1890. 

Burbank, Kathcrinc, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 






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Burnham, Roderick H., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, 1872. 

Burr, Franklin L., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Camp, Prof. David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Carter, H. W., Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Case, William Scoville, Granby, May 5, 1S91. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Chapman, Hon. Charles Richard, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1885. 

* Chittenden, Henry A., New York City. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Ciark, George Henry, S. T.D., Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 

Clark, W T illiam B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Clarke, L. Walter, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Cleveland, Edmund Janes, Hartford, Nov. 9, 1886. 

Cleveland, Hon. Edward Spicer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Cole, Charles J., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. . . 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 18S4. 

Cornwall, Horace, Hartford, June 2, 1874. 

Cothren, William, Woodbury, Nov. 9, 1S52. 

Cowles, Samuel, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Day, George H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Day, John Calvin, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1S75. 

Deming, Hon. Lucius Parman, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 

Dennis, Rodney, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

DePeu, Rev. John, Norfolk. May 6, 1S90. 

Dexter, ProJ. Franklin Bo-ivditch, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Dudley, James Frederick, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Dunham, Sylvester C, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ellis, George, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1SS4. 

Fisher, George Park, S.T.D., LL.D., New Haven, May 7, 1889. 

Fuller, Horace S., M.D., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1883. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. 1, 1SS7. 



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Geer, Everett S., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S89. 
Giddings, Howard Andruss, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 
Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford. Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Gillette, Rev. Arthur L., Hartford, July 2, 1889. 
Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1S76. 
Goodwin, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. 1, 1SS7. 
Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1SS7. 
Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Gowdy, Francis, East Windsor, March 5, 1SS9. 
Graves, Miles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1S90. 
Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July 1, 1873. 
Griswold, Roger M., M.D., Portland, Dec. 2, 1390. 
Griswold, Rufus White, M.D., Rockv Hill, Oct. 9, 1SS8. 
Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 
Hall, Prof. Joseph, Hartford, May 8, 1S77. 
Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Hart, Samuel, D.D., Hartford, July 6, 1875. 
Hartranft, Chester D., D.D., Hartford, May 7, 1889. 
Hatch, George E., Hartford, Feb. 5, 18S9. 
Hawley, Hon. Joseph Roswell, Hartford, May 5, 1868. 
Hayden, Henry R., East Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 
Hayden, Hon. Hezekiah Sidney, Windsor, May 7, 18S9. 
Hayden, Jabez Haskell, Windsor Locks, Oct. 1, 1S41. 
Henry, Hon. Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford. May 26, 1SS5. 
Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 
Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 
Hoadly, Charles Jeremy. LL.D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S54. 
Holcomb, John M., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Hoi ley , Mrs. Sarah Day, Lakeville, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Hooker, Edward B., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1SS8. 
Howard, Mrs. Angeline Lee, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 
Hubbard, Henry, Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Huntington, Austin, Norwich, May 5, 1891. 
Huntington, Joseph S., Lyme, Feb. 7, 1S54. 
Hyde, Alvan Pinney, Hartford, June 2, 1874. 
Hyde, Kphraitn Henry , Jr., Hartford. May 7. 18S8. 
Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6. 1891. 
*Judson, Curtis, Hartford. 



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Kellogg, Allyn Stanley, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1SS3. 

Kellogg, Edward W., M.D., Hartford, Oct. 7. 1S90. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July 1, 1S90. 

Kinney, Mrs. Sarah T., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Lacey, Rowland Bradley, Bridgeport, July 2, 1SS9. 

Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1S70. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Lee, William H., Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

Lewis, John B., M.D., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Lincoln, Charles Z. , Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Loomis, Thomas W. , Windsor, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DcLoss, Jr., Hartford, April 6. 1SS6. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

Lyon, Irving Whitall, M.D., Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1SS5. 

Mather, Roland, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1844. 

McCook, Rev. John J., Hartford, May 7, 1SS9. 

McManus, Hon. Thomas, Hartford. Oct. 2, 1S77. 

Middlebrook, Louis N., Bridgeport, Nov. 7, 1SS2. 

Moore, Silas B., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1SS6. 

Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Morris, Jonathan I : lynt, Hartford, March 7, 1871. 

Nash, Rev. Charles S., Hartford, May 7, 1SS9. 

Nelson, Robert Wickham, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. 1. 1SS9. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oet. 7, 1890. 

Olmstead, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, i8.>6. 

Patterson, D. Williams, Newark Valley, N. Y., June 3. 1S6: 

Perkins, J. Denting^ Litchfield, April 1, 1890. 

Pitkin, Albert Palmer, Hartford, Oct. 1, 1S89. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April 1. 1890. 

Porter, Noah, S.T.I). , LL.D., New Haven, May. 1839. 

Pratt. Lewellyn, D.D.. Norwich, Nov. 1. 1S87. 

Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1SS8. 

Reid, Rev. Lewis Hubbard, Hartford, Dec. 3. 1889. 

Richards, Ellis G., Hartford. Oct. 1. 1880. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wethersticld. June 5, 18S3. 

Robbins, Edward W., Kensington, April 3, 18S7. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1S91. 

Robinson, Hon. Henry C, Hartford, Feb. 4. i8«)o. 



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Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Russell, Gurdon Wadszvorth, M.D., Hartford, April 30, 1840. 

Russell, Thomas W., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1SS9. 

Sanborne, Rev. George E,, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Sanford, Rev. Elias Benjamin, Westbrook, Feb. 1, 1887. 

Sanger, Hon. Marvin H., Canterbury, Oct. 1, 1889. 

Se}*mour, Hon. Morris "Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1S91. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1S91. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1SS4. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Smith, Charles H., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Smith, Rev. Edward Alfred, Hartford, March 5, 1SS9. 

Smith, James Alwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Spencer, Mary, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1S79. 

Starkweather, Nathan, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 

Starr, Frank Farnsworth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 18S2. 

Starr, Pierre S., M.D., Hartford, Dec. 2, JS90. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cummings, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 

Steams, Henry Putnam, M.D., Hartford, April 5, 1SS7. 

Stedman, John Woodhull, Hartford, Oct. 5, 1875. 

Steele, George Whipple, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 



Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6. 1890. 

Storrs, Melancthon, M.D., Hartford, May 8, 1SS3. 

Stoughton, Hon. John Alden, East Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Simsbury. March 6, 18SS. 

Swift, Rowland, Hartford, June 3, 1873. 

Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1891. 

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Taylor, Henry W., Hartford. Nov. 13, 1SS8. 

Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, i88q. 

Taylor, Samuel. Hartford, Oct. 9, 1S8S. 

Terry, James, New Haven. May 19, 1S6S. 

Trumbull, James Hammond, LI..D., L.H.D., Hartford, Feb. 16, 1847. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3. 1891. 
Turner, Elisha, Tonington, May 5, 1801. 

Tiuiehell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5. 18S9. 

Wainw right, Wm. Augustus Muhlenberg, M.J)., Hartford, April 0, 
1S86. 



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Walker, George Leon, S.T.D., Hartford, May 8, 1883. 
*Ward, William A., Hartford. 

Warner, Charles Dudley, L.H.D., Hartford, Jan. 7, 1862. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Welch, William W., M.D., Norfolk, April 1, 1890. 
Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, New York City, Dec. 2, 18S4. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 1SS7. 
Welles, Thomas G., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Wells, Edward W., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S45. 
Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov*. 5, 1SS9. 
Wheeler, Hon. Richard A., Stonington, June 3, 1873. 
Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 18S7. 
Wiley, William Henry, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Williams, Rt. Rev. John, S.T.L., LL.D., Middletown, Oct. 2, 1S49. 
Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April 1, 1S90. 
Woodward, Joseph G., Hartford, July 2, 1S89. 
Woodward, P. H., Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov. 13, iSSS. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



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HONORARY MEMBERS. 

Amarelli, V. de, P.D., LL.D., Naples, Italy, Jan. i. 1850. 

Draper, Lyman Copcland. LL.D., Madison, Wis., March 6, i860. 

Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July 1. 1S90. 

Ellis, George Edward. D.D.. LL.D., Charlestown. Mass., Aug. 20, 1S44. 

Piatt, George, New York, April 18, 1844. 

Richards, Samuel, Wilkesbarre, Pa., Oct. 2. 1840. 

Teft, J. K., Savannah, Ga. , Nov. 13, 1S40. 

Wells, John, Hon., Boston, Mass., Feb. iS, 1845. 

Winsor, Justin, LL.D.. Cambridge, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 

Winthrop, Robert Charles, LL.D., Boston, Mass., Oct. 4, 1S70. 



CORRESPONDING METERS. 

Alexander, Walter S., Rev., Racine. Wis., June 7, 1871. 

Boltwood, Lucius M., New Haven, March 4, 1S56. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va.. March 2. 18S6. 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine, Fla., June 2, 1S74. 

Chamberlain, Mellen, LL.D., Boston, Mass., October 7, 1S51. 

De Peyster, Gen. John Watts, LL.D., Tivoli. X. Y., Nov. 3. 1S03. 

Drowne, Henry Thayer, New York city, Jan. 3, 18SS. 

Durrie, Daniel .Steele, Madison, Wis.. March 6, 1S60. 

Green, Hon. Samuel A., M.D.. Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1S90. 

Herrick, Edward, Jr., Athens. Pa.. Oct. 7, 1.862. 

Holden, Hon. Frederick Abbot. M.D.. Washington. D. C. May 5. 1S08. 

Isham, Charles, New York city, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York city, Jan. 4, 1S87. 

King, F. A., Canton, China, June 1, 1847. 

Nolte, Frederick, Paris, France. Nov. 9, 1580. 

Olmsted, Henry M., Canton. China, June 1, 1^47. 

Perry, William Stevens, D.D., S.T.D., LL.D.. Geneva. N. Y.. June : 

1S74. 
Pulsifer, David, Boston, Mass., Jan. 11, 1851). 
Ripley, Philip. Jr., New York city. June 3. 1802. 
Rockwell, Charles II., Chicago, 111., Dec. 5. 1848. 
Sheldon, Hon. George. Deerfield, Mass.. July 2. iSS 
Stiles, Henry Reed, M.D., New York city. April 8. 1884. 
Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mas-;.. June 7, 18S7. 
Welling, James Clark, LL.D.. Washington, D. C. June 2. 1^74 



LIST OF DONATIONS. 



Donors. 



Adams, Mrs. "Watson E., . 
Allen, B. Rowland, . 
American Antiquarian Society, 
American Bankers' Association, 
American Philosophical Society 
Andrews, Charles M., . 
Associated Charities, . 
Astor Library, 
Avery, Rev. Frederick D., . 
Backus, William W., . 
Baldwin, Hon. C. C, . 
Baldwin, Simeon E., . 
Battell, Hon. Robbing; 
Board of Trade, . 
Board of Trade, . 
Board of Trade, . 
Boardman, Mrs. JaneM., 
Boardman, William F. J., . 
Boutwell, Francis M., . 
Bowen, Clarence W., . 
Brooklyn Library, 
Buffalo Historical Society, . 
California State Mining Bureau 
Carpenter, Judge Elisha, 
Cayuga County Historical Society 
Chamber of Commerce, 
Chicago Historical Society, . 
Cincinnati Public Library, . 
Clark, Harrison, . 
Cleveland, Edmund J., 
Cobden Club, 

Com. Cent'l Memorial of ist Bap 
Conn. Academy of Arts and Scie: 
Cornell University, 
Cothrcn, William, 
Curtis, William E., 
Darling, Gen. Charles W., . 

Dennis, H. J 

DePevster, Gen. J. W., 



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! Paris, France, 
! Hartford, Conn., 
j Worcester, Mass., 
■ New York City, 

Philadelphia, Pa., 
I Bryn Mawr Col. , Pa. 
i Boston, Mass., 
| New York City, 
; Columbia, Conn., 
i Norwich, Conn., 
; Cleveland, O., 
; New Haven, Conn., 
i Norfolk, Conn., 
j Bridgeport, Conn., 
! Chicago, 111., 
JGr. Rapids, Mich., 
\ Hartford, Conn., 
I Hartford, Conn., 
I Groton, Mass., 
New York City, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Buffalo, N. Y., 
Sacramento, Cal., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Auburn, N. Y., 
New York City, 
Chicago, 111.. 
Cincinnati, O., 
Cottage City, Mass. 
Hartford, Conn., 
London, Eng., 
Hartford. Conn., 
Now Haven, Conn., 
Ithaca, N. Y., 
Woodbury, Conn., 
Washington, D. C, 
Utica, N. Y., 
Topeka, Kan., 
Tivoli, N. Y.. 



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Dickinson, Mrs. Albert L., . 

Dodge, James H., 

Drowne, Henry Thayer, 

Ellsworth, Dr.* P. W., 

Ensign, Charles S., 

Essex Institute, .... 

Fairfield County Historical Society, 

Fearing, A. C, • 

Fraser Institute, . 

Free Public Library, . 

Friends' Book Store, . 

Gay, Frank B., . 

Geer's Sons, E., . 

Gillette, Theron P., . 

Goodwin, James J., 

Graves, H. S., . 

Green, Samuel A., M.D., 

Hartford Library Association, 

Hartford Theological Seminary, . 

Harvard University, . . 

Historical and Philos. Soc. of Ohio, 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 

Historical and Sci. Soc. of Manitoba, 

Historical Society of So. California, 

Hooker, Edward, 

Hunnewell, James F., 

Hyde Park Historical Society, 

Illinois State Historical Library, . 

Ingersoll, Edward, . . " . 

Iowa Historical Society, 

Kansas State Historical Society, . 

Kellogg, Allyn S., 

Kinney, Mrs. J. C, 

Laval University, 

Lawrence, Dr. Robert M., . 

Leue, Adolph, .... 

Los Angeles Public Library, 

Maine Historical Society, ' . 

Martin, Thomas, 

Maryland Historical Society, 

Massachusetts Soc. of the Cincinnati, 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 

Mather, Horace E., 

McKnight, David A 

Mercantile Library Association, . 
Mercantile Library Association, . 
Michigan Pioneer and Historical Soc. 
Minnesota Historical Society, 
Minisink Valley Historical Society, 
Morgan, Forrest, 









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Boston, Mass., 
New York City, 
Hartford, Conn., 
Watertown, Mass., 
Salem, Mass., 
Bridgeport, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Montreal, Can., 
N. Bedford, Mass., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Colebrook Riv., Ct., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Cambridge, Mass., 
Cincinnati, C, 
Philadelphia, Pa.. 
Winnipeg. Man., 
j Los Angeles, Cal., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Charlestown, Mass., 
Hyde Park, Mass.. 
Springfield, 111., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Iowa City, la., 
Topeka, Kan., 
Newtonville, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Quebec, Can., 
Lexington, Mass.. 
Columbus, Ohio, 
Los Angeles, Cal., 
Portland, Me.. 
Hartford, Conn.. 
Baltimore, Md., 
Boston, Mass., 
j Boston, Mass., 
| Hartford, Conn., 
; New York City, 
New York City, 
San Francisco. Cal., 
Lansing. Mich., 
i St. Paul, Minn.. 
| Port Jervis, N. Y., 
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Morgan, Junius S., . 
Nebraska State Historical Society, 
N. E. Hist, and G. 
Newberry Library 
New Haven Colony Hist. Society, 
New Jersey Historical Society, . 
New York Historical Society, 
New York State Library, . 
North, F. A., 

Oneida Historical Society, . 
Oregon Immigration Board, 
Paine, Roval, .... 

Pasco, W.'W 

Pitkin, Mrs. Albert H., 

Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chic.RVCo., 

Plumb, H. B., . 

Providence Public Library, 

Public Library, .... 

Record Commissioners, 

Registrar Diocese of Connecticut, 

Rhode Island Historical Society, 

Roberts, Jonathan W., 

Rockwell, Robert C, . . 

Royal Society of Canada, . 

Russell, Dr. G. W 

Salem Public Library, 

Sawin, James M., 

Secretary Diocese of New Jersey, 

Sexton, Mrs. C. C. B., 

Shahan, Rev. Thomas J., . 

Sharpe, W. C 

Shepard, James, .... 

Smithsonian Institution, 

Smith, James A., 

Somersetshire Arch. & Nat. Hist. Soc 

Stark, Charles R 

Starr, Frank F., .... 
State of Conn, (through C. J. Hoadly) 
State Library, .... 
State Historical Soc. of "Wisconsin, 
Stedman, Hon. John W., . 
Swan, Robert T., 

Talcott, A. B 

Talcott, Mrs. John L., 

Terry, Mrs. Stephen, . 

Terry, James, .... 

Todd, Charles Burr, 

Toronto Public Library, 

Torrey, I)., 

Travelers Insurance Company, . 



Residence. 



London, Eng., 
Lincoln, Neb., 
I Boston, Mass., 
| Chicago, 111., 
| New Haven, Conn., 
Newark, N. J., 
New York City, 
Albany, N. Y., 
Torrington, Conn., 
Utica, N. Y., 
Portland, Or., 
Windham, Conn., 
New York City, 
Hartford, Conn., 
New York City, 
Peeley, Pa., 
Providence, R. I., 
I Newark, N. J., 
j Boston, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Providence, R. L, 
Morristown, N. J., 
Springfield, Mass., 
Montreal, Can., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Salem, Mass., 
Providence, R. I., 
New Jersey. 
E. Hampton, Conn., 
j Hartford, Conn., 
j Seymour, Conn., 
: New Britain. Conn., 
| Washington. I). C, 
j Hartford. Conn., 
; Taunton, Eng., 
i Providence, R. I., 
! Middletown, Conn., 
i Hartford, Conn., 
J Lansing, Mich., 
; Madison, Wis., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Washington, 1). C, 
Buffalo, N. Y., 
; Hartford, Conn., 
| New Haven, Conn.. 
Redding, Conn., 
Toronto, Can., 
Detroit. Mich.. 
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Typothetc-e, 

United Societies, 

United States Government, Dept 

University of Nebraska, 

University of California, 

University State of New York, 

Virginia Historical Society, 

Waite, Henry E., 

Waites Alfred, . 

Walker, George Leon, D.D., 

Waterhouse, Sylvester, 

Webb, Dr. William Seward, 

Western Reserve Hist. Society, 

Wilcox, Dr. R. W., . 

Wilstach, John A., 

Winthrop, Robert C, Jr. , . 

Woman's Medical College of Perm 

Woodward, P. H., 

Worcester Society of Antiquity, 

Yale College, 



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Worcester, Mass., 
New York City, 
Canterbury, N. H., 
Washington, D. C, 
Lincoln, Neb., 
Berkeley, Cal., 
Albany. N. Y.. 
Richmond, Va., 
W. Newton, Mass., 
Worcester, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn.. 
St. Louis, Mo., 
New York City, 
Cleveland, Ohio, 
New York City, 
LaFayette, Ind., 
Boston, Mass., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Worcester, Mass. , 
New Haven, Conn., 



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May 24, 1892 



WITH A 



LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 



ALSO 



A List of Donations for the Year 



HARTFORD 

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 
I S92 



Papers and Reports 



PRESENTED TO THE 



Connecticut Historical Society 



Hnnual flDeetimj of tbe Society 



May 24, 1892 



WITH A 



LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 



ALSO 



A List of Donations for the Year 



HARTFORD 

BY THE ! 
I892 



PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 



:S5v^Xa\vs of tbc Society 

[In force, July, 1892.] 
I. MEMBERS. 

i. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding, and Hon- 
orary Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connect- 
icut ; and no others shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the 
Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out 
of the State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee 
or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered im- 
portant public service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of his- 
toric inquiry, or literature generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or 
resident member, until at least one month after his nomination by the 
Committee on Membership ; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, 
at a regular meeting, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding 
members shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident 
members, stating the reasons for such nomination, and the qualifications 
of the persons proposed for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, 
and there shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding 
officer shall declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting. 
if the recommendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be ad- 
mitted by the votes of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and 
two dollars every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if 
they reside without, the limits of the town of Hartford ; or, in lieu there- 
of, any person entitled to be a member may constitute himself a life 
member by paying at one time the sum of twenty-five dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to signify 
his acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice 
thereof, and to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of be- 
coming a member. The payment of the annual assessment shall here- 






after constitute a condition of continued membership, and the neglect or 
refusal to pay the same for the period of six months after the annual 
meeting of the Society shall be deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one month after 
the adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to every 
resident member, to be signed and returned to the Secretary ; and mem- 
bers who shall subscribe the same shall thereafter be considered as 
accepting the provision respecting the annual assessment and the con- 
ditions of membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

1. The Officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting 
by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be 
chosen, shall be — a President, not exceeding eight Vice- Presidents, a 
Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Com- 
mittee on Membership, to consist of seven members ; Committees on the 
Library, and on Publication, each to consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairman of the several committees 
shall constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomina- 
tion of the Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be 
deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing Com- 
mittee ; shall preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing Com- 
mittee ; call, by himself or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, and 
deliver or provide for an address at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the tiles, records, 
and seal of the Society ; shall give notice to new members of their 
election, and furnish them certificates of membership ; keep an accurate 
journal of the transactions of the Society and Standing Committee ; and, 
when directed by the proper officer, call meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence, 
in behalf of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the 
names of the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary ; and 
shall also receive all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of 
money made to the Society ; shall pay, to the order of the chairman of 
the Standing Committee, such sums as may be required for the ordinary 
expenses of the Society and such as the Society may otherwise direct to 
be paid ; shall keep a true and faithful account of all moneys received 
and paid by him, and of the property and debts of the Society ; and shall. 
at the annual meeting, render a particular statement, to be examined and 



audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such annual meeting 
for that purpose. 

6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, 
shall arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and 
other articles deposited in the rooms of the Society ; and shall, before 
every annual meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library 
Committee of his doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the 
condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propo- 
sitions for the admission of members. No nomination for membership 
shall be considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular 
meeting of the Society. 

8. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meet- 
ing, make a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited 
in the rooms of the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing 
Committee, including in such report the annual report of the Librarian. 
They may make purchases for the Library, under the direction of the 
Society, within the income of the Library fund, or to such an amount as 
may be appropriated by a vote of the Society for such purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all 
publications ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, 
report to the Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such 
papers, from the library of the Society or other sources, as are most 
suitable for publication in volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the 
Society, fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of 
the Society, and make an annual report to the Society. Any three mem- 
bers of this Committee may constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business, and a notice for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 
notice for the meeting of this Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

i. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such 
time and place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of 
each month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his 
absence, by the Recording Secretary, on the application of three 
members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in 
one or more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified, 
seven members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, 






other than the admission of new mer vtiatioo of ex- 

change. 

IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOS: 

i. All donations toar . -hall be entered in 

a b«ofc kept for that purpo^. 

2. Ho iftrfflf*— ! rittd oosed of unless the Society 
have a duplica: 

3. All dep o sit s ".• .all be ca- . .- . 
and may a: : 

his written order. Bute -.hall not be - 

withdrawn shall, after t' poster, be entered as a 

donation, and bee 1 -.less, at the time of 

making the depo t tall be prescribe* 

V. LIBRARY. 

1. The Rooms, v.-ith all b vjires, and articles 

tc ' " ". 
charge of the Librarian, acting ur. I the Library Com- 

mittee. 

2. The Library- shall be opened for the inspection of Hm and 
the examination of books and manuscripts, and tran- ; - - 
at such time, a: as shall be prescribed by 
Library Committee ; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the 
room, with I the Socic the Committee 00 
Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the S the late President, the H I 

Thomas Day, the avails of all life mem' sad all special dona 

and subscriptions which may be made thereto. 1] ::tute a P 

cation Fund — the ir. . . _; _ tied, under the direction 

of the Publication C -ard the expense of such publications 

as may be ordered by the Soc 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

An}- alterat;—- these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular 

meeting, held prior to fhafl .h the vote on the same is taken. 



Hnnual H&brcss. 



rTT is gratifying to report an unabated public interest 
in the prosperity of this Society. The attendance at 
-- our regular monthly meetings has been the largest 
in our history. As the great additions and improvements 
in the Atheneum Building, to be occupied by this and 
our associate societies, approach completion, it is more 
clearly seen what greatly increased possibilities for useful- 
ness open up for them all. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

The membership of the Society now numbers 282. 
Resident members, 207 ; life members, 42 ; honorary mem- 
bers, 9 ; corresponding members, 24 ; an increase for the 
year of 29, all in resident members. 

Those who have qualified as life members during the 
year are, Henry Roberts and William G. Boardman. 

ANNUM. FIELD DAY. 

The Annual Field Day of the Society was held in 
Lebanon on the 15th day of June, 1891, in connection 
with the Connecticut Society of Sons of the American 
Revolution, who on that day celebrated the restoration of 
the old War Office of Governor Jonathan Trumbull. It 
was the anniversary of the proclamation of our National 
Flag by Congress in 1777, which has been adopted as 
Flag Day by the patriotic societies of the country, and 
placed upon the calendar for annual observance hereafter 
forever. 



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The Conner, v: Soci ety 
Revolution received the old building as a gift from Mrs. 
Bethiah II. Wattles, and r it as far a- 

riginal condition, so that now it apper 

nitwasbuh: r e hundred and ... 
celebration of its re n was earnest! y r . - 

by the citizens of Lebanon, who made bountiful pi 
for the entertainment of the thousand 
was really a notaU o ne in the history : 3 □ n e 
Address: itof J .::. R. Hr . 

Jonathan Trumbull, Rev. Leonard \Y. Bacon, C 
man Charles A. Russell. Jonathan F. Morris, and I 
Dr. Samuel G. Buckingham, a hrotliex ::' Ntt 
ernor. 

This Society was represented by a laige y Timber : 
its members on this interesting occasion. 

MONTHLY ESS* S AND PAPL: - 

The papers read before the Society the past year 
of except! nal. and some of them of very great, abilh 

T he first paper read be : i e t b e S aety : I e r I e last 
annual meeting, was by B 1 S - - : : Corn- 

wall, on Tnes June 2. 1S91. His subject : 5] r 

eign Mission School established in Cornwall in ] 
school was broken up in 182S, because of two marrh 
of the pupils — one a Cherokee Indian, and the oth-:r 
Sandwich Islander — with two young ladies o: 
social standing in Litchfield County ire for. 

illustrated the state of public opinion in Conner. 
that time, even among the highly educated and r . . . _ 
classes, in regard to the social standing of those who 
considered as belonging to the inferior races of men. 

President Jonathan Trumbull, of the Conner I 
ciety of Sons of the American Revolution, read a paper 
before the Society on the 1 - of September last, giv- 



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ing a minute history of the old Gov. Trumbull War Office 
in Lebanon, and what was found in it. This valuable 
paper was afterwards published as the preface to the re- 
port of the celebration in Lebanon on the 15th of June, 
heretofore spoken of. 

At the October meeting of the Society, held on the 
6th, Rev. Joseph H. Twichell read a paper on " The F lve 
Assaults on the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony," 
being a foretaste of his notable work, soon after published, 
on the life of John Winthrop. 

Prof. Williston Walker read a paper before the Society 
on the 3d of November last, on " The Half Way Covenant 
system of Church Membership," tracing the fierce contro- 
versy on the subject in New England from its origin in 
1634 tip to the beginning of the present century, when it 
practically died out. 

On Tuesday, December 1st, Prof. Simeon E. Baldwin 
of New Haven read a thorough and exhaustive paper be- 
fore the Society on " Our Present State Constitution and 
its Amendments." 

Julius Gay of Farmington read a paper before the 
Society on January 5, 1892, on " Schools and Schoolmasters 
of the Olden Time," especially as they were known in 
the old town of Farmington. 

At the regular meeting of the Society on the 2d of 
February last, Miss Ellen D. Larned of Thompson read a 
scholarly paper entitled "A Revolutionary Review." 

Prof. Henrv Fennison of Trinitv College, at the meet- 
ing of the Society March 1, presented an original and 
highly interesting study of u Sir Edmund Andros." 

At the regular meeting of the Society on the 5th of 
April, State Librarian Dr. Hoadly read a paper on the 
" Warwick Patent," correcting the errors on that and other 
kindred subjects, by Johnston and other historians. 

The concluding paper of the season was read on the 
evening of May 3d, by Rev. Dr. George H. Clark. It 



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was a vigorous and conclusive defense of the character of 
Oliver Cromwell, as misrepresented by Hume and other 
English and American writers. He praised Carlyle as 
the first great writer, who had the ear of the world, to 
do justice to Cromwell. It is understood that Dr. Clark, 
who has given years of study to this subject, will soon 
publish the result of his studies. 

PUBLICATIONS OF THE SOCIETY. 

The first volume of the Talcott Papers was issued 
from the press to-day. It is in every respect a superb 
volume. It is safe to say that few volumes from the 
American press have ever surpassed this in beauty of 
typographical execution. The editor, Miss Mary K. Tal- 
cott, has had a much more laborious work to perform 
than was anticipated, and does not promise the conclud- 
ing volume for some months to come. In the mean- 
time it is proposed to publish a volume of the papers 
which have been read before the Society, or which are 
among its collections. 

DECEASED MEMBERS. 

Lyman Copeland Draper, LL.D., of Madison, 
Wis., an honorary member of this society, died on the 
26th day of August, 1891. His labors in behalf of the 
Wisconsin Historical Society cover a period of over 
thirty-eight years. 

The deaths among our resident members since our 
last report, have been : Erastus James Bassett, July 26, 
1 89 1 ; Henry Bill, August 14, 1891 ; Albert Palmer Pit- 
kin, February 21, 1892; Noah Porter, March 4, 1892; and 
Thomas Glastonbury Welles, March 19, 1892. 

Erastus James Bassett died at his residence in 
Hartford, on the 26th day of July, 1891. He was born in 



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Stockbridge, Mass., on the 27th day of March, 1820. For 
the last thirty years of his life he was connected with the 
yEtna Fire Insurance Company of this city, as an agent 
and adjuster of losses, and in that capacity was the best 
known man in the United States. He visited every part 
of the country many times, and was, therefore, well in- 
formed in regard to the country and our public men. 

Mr. Bassett was a respected member of this Society, 
and deeply interested in its prosperity. He was a true 
man in every relation of life, frank and free in the 
expression of his opinions, of clear judgment, and re- 
liable and relied upon by all who enjoyed his acquaint- 
ance. 

Henry Bill of Norwich was born in the north 
parish of Groton, now the town of Ledyard, Conn., May 
18, 1824. After suffering with disease for many years he 
died at his summer cottage in Groton on the 14th day of 
August, 1 89 1. 

Mr. Bill's early experience was that of every hard- 
worked farmer's boy in Connecticut. He attended school 
only in the winter months till he reached the age of 
fifteen years. Then to the age of twenty he alternately 
taught school in the towns of Preston, Plainfield, and 
Groton, and assisted his father in farming. From this 
time for three years he traveled through the Western 
vStates as a book agent for his kinsman, James A. Bill of 
Lyme. Returning to Connecticut in 1847, he located in 
the city of Norwich and established the book publishing- 
business on his own account, which he followed with 
great success for about twenty-five years. Failing health 
then obliged him to turn his business into a joint stock 
corporation and retire from all active pursuits except the 
care of his estate. 

Mr. Bill's interest in public affairs was always warm 



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and positive. In 1853 he was elected to represent the 8th 
senatorial district in the State Senate as a democrat, being 
the youngest member of that body. In 1856 he warmlv 
espoused the free soil cause, and from that time through 
his life was a supporter of the republican party. He was 
a presidential elector on the Grant ticket in 1868, and with 
this exception never held any public office except as before 
stated. He was one of the strong- men upon whom Gov- 
ernor Buckingham relied during the civil war for advice 
and assistance, and at its close interested himself in the 
welfare and education of the colored people of the South, 
giving largely of his time and means in this direction. 

Soon after war he donated to the Congregational 
Society of his native town his family homestead for a par- 
sonage, and in connection with. this founded a free public 
library, which was kept in the church. In his last will 
and testament he provided for a separate building for the 
library, which has since been built. From early life he 
was a member of the Congregational Church, and was 
connected with the Broadway Church in Norwich during 
his residence in that city. He was emphatically a self- 
made man, tenacious of purpose and strong to execute 
what he had planned, and has left a lasting impress for 
good upon the community where he passed the active 
period of his life. 

Albert Palmer Pitkin was born on the 27th day 
of February, 1829, in East Flartford, in the old Pitkin 
homestead, on the land granted by the Indians in 16S4 to 
his ancestor, William Pitkin. He died at his residence in 
this city on the 21st day of February, 1892. 

Mr. Pitkin's business through life was that of a boiler 
and steam-heating apparatus manufacturer, in which de- 
partment of industry he had a wide and enviable reputa- 
tion. In the midst of a busy life he found leisure to pur- 



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sue historical and genealogical inquiries. In 1887 he 
published a genealogy of the Pitkin family, a work of 
great research, which procured for him recognition from 
the learned societies of this country and England. He 
was a director of the Farmers and Mechanics Bank of this 
city for over forty years, and was for many years a mem- 
ber of the city government. He was also a member of the 
First Congregational Church and of many charitable 
organizations. He was warm-hearted and friendly, and 
always stood very high in the community as a just and up- 
right man. 

Noah Porter, ex-president of Yale College, died at 
his residence in New Haven on the morning of the 4th 
of March, 1892. He was born in Farmington, Conn., on 
the 14th day of December, 181 1, a descendant of Robert 
Porter, one of the original proprietors of Farmington. 
His father was pastor of the church in Farmington for 
nearly sixty years. 

Dr. Porter graduated at Yale College in 1831, and for 
two years was rector of the Hopkins Grammar School in 
New Haven, and was a tutor in the college for two years 
following, when he was ordained the pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church in New Milford. He was afterwards 
a settled pastor in Springfield, Mass., for three years, 
when he returned to Yale in 1 846 as professor of meta- 
physical and moral philosophy. Here he remained for 
forty years. In 1871 he succeeded Dr. Woolsey as presi- 
dent of the college. This position he resigned in 1 SS6. 
From that time he was engaged in authorship. No great 
question attracted public attention that did not receive his 
attention in our standard reviews or in a more permanent 
form of literature. He was also selected to revise and 
perfect the latest edition of Webster's Unabridged Dic- 
tionary. His writings place him among the commanding 



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intellects of his age. Although far removed personally 
from all contact with those who dispense government 
patronage, he was at one time offered the position of min- 
ister to England, which he declined. If he had any 
ambition it was to be a. power behind the throne, which 
he was, and continued to be to the last. 

Thomas Glastonbury Welles, son of that eminent 
son of Connecticut, Gideon Welles, died in Concord, Xew 
Hampshire, on Saturday, March 19, 1892. He went to 
Concord three days before to visit his son, who was there 
at school and sick (he died a few days afterwards), and on 
the way contracted a cold which ended suddenly in pneu- 
monia and death. He was born in Glastonbury on the 
4th day of June, 1 846. His parents removed to Hartford 
when he was very young, and he was educated in the 
Hartford public schools. In 1862 he entered the Naval 
Academy at Annapolis, but soon after volunteered in the 
military service, and from lieutenant in Co. F, 1st Conn, 
regiment, was promoted to captain, and served afterwards 
as aid to Gens. AlcCook, Grant, and Ord, and was bre vetted 
lieutenant-colonel for bravery on the field in the military 
operations before Richmond. 

After the close of the war he accompanied Admiral 
Farragut in the Franklin on his celebrated European 
cruise. Returning home, he married and took up his resi- 
dence in Hartford, where he remained during his life. 
He was a very intelligent man and had a warm interest 
in the affairs of this Society. He gave liberally to the 
fund which was raised to carry forward the improvements 
which are now going on in the Atheneum Building. 

librarian's REPORT. 

The report of our Librarian is a very thorough and 
interesting paper. It presents that department oi our 



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Society in a manner that will attract your attention, and 
that will meet the approval of us all. We cannot be too 
grateful to our friends to whom he refers, who seem to 
keep us in constant remembrance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN W. STEDMAN, 

President. 



IRcport of tbe librarian. 



Mr. President and Members of the Society : 

In presenting this, my 9th annual report as Sec- 
retary and Librarian, I do so with feelings of pleasure 
and of regret, but hardly of satisfaction. The regret 
is largely sentimental, while the pleasure is very real. 
According to the inscription on the front of the 
Wadsworth Athenaeum, fifty years have passed since, 
in 1842, a home for this Society was therein estab- 
lished. This year, 1892, marks our re-establishment, 
not only in the rooms provided for by the deed of 
trust made by the late Daniel Wadsworth, but in the 
conveniently accessible room lately occupied by the 
Watkinson Library. This will give us, in addition 
to this hall and the two rooms under it, a large, 
well-lighted, handsomely shelved library hall — perhaps 
as pleasant as that of any similar society in the 
whole country. 

To make ready for the occupancy and entire re- 
arrangement of our rooms, the old order of things 
had to be broken up. Your Library Committee, with 
the President and one or two others of the member- 
ship, have held several meetings for the devising of 
plans for the new order. 

The Chairman of the committee, Rev. W, DeLoss 
Love, has found time even in the midst of the de- 
mands of a busy city pastor's life, to take charge oi 
the general overhauling, and too much praise can 
hardly be given him for the care, oversight, and 



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personal labor he has given to the moving- and pack- 
ing away of the manuscripts, books, papers, and other 
articles of otir library and museum. 

At the April meeting the Library Committee was 
given power to employ assistants, to shelve certain 
of our books in the new rooms of the Watkinson 
Library, and generally to make any other changes 
from the former ways. By permission of the Wat- 
kinson Library, the manuscripts and some other val- 
uables were temporarily placed in its vaults, and one 
of our members, Mr. Albert C. Bates, has been em- 
ployed to arrange and make a list of them. Mr. 
Bates has some exceptional qualities which fit him 
for this work, and the Society was fortunate in 
securing him. Mrs. C. K. Hull, the custodian, has 
made extensive lists of articles in the cases and 
museum, and these lists should be very useful in 
arranging the collection. 

With all the means for sratulation — and there 
have never been more in any year of the Society's 
history — the evident and pressing need of more funds, 
a trained assistant, more interest and work from 
among the members, is very apparent. The work 
to be done before we can properly and adequately 
fulfill our duty to the State, is certainly far beyond 
the calculations made in advance by your committee, 
and cannot be appreciated by those whose only ser- 
vice is attendance on the monthly meetings. The 
librarian and individual members of the committee 
earnestly desire your interest and cooperation. 

A cardinal principle of success in any field of 
effort is to be able to anticipate a demand, and 
then to supply it in the most economical and satis- 
factory way. Owing to cramped quarters, lack of 
funds and competent assistance, this library has not 



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entirely succeeded in its public functions. Although 
rich in manuscript collections, it has been impossible 
to consult them. With the cases, shelves, drawers, 
boxes, and cupboards fairly bursting with their con- 
tents of books, pamphlets, and papers, without a 
classified arrangement or catalogue, a large part of 
the library has been practically useless. It is confi- 
dently hoped that after the repairs are completed, 
and the library is shelved in its new quarters, many 
of these objections will rapidly disappear. 

The donations of the past year have been many 
and valuable, though not equal in number to those of 
last year. It is not easy to express to our thoughtful 
friends, our sense of obligation for their kind remem- 
brance and gifts. The formal thanks of the Society 
returned to each donor, are hardly an echo of the 
words which would be said by the Library Commit- 
tee, and all of the numerous users of our collection. 
However, the donors may justly feel that it is not 
alone by the readers of to-day that they are heartily 
thanked, but by those unnumbered ones of later gen- 
erations. The total number of additions since the last 
report is 879, which may be divided as follows : 245 
volumes, 533 pamphlets, and 101 miscellaneous articles. 
Of these, 855 were donations, consisting of 230 vol- 
umes, 524 pamphlets, and 10 1 other articles. By pur- 
chase and exchange ' there were obtained 1 5 volumes 
and 9 pamphlets. 

Twenty-five members of the Society have put 
something in our library during the year, viz.: B. R. 
Allen, W. F. J. Boardman, C. W. Bowen, Robbins Bat- 
tell, E. J. Cleveland, William Cothren, J. S. Davenport, 
E. Geer, F. B. Gay, S. A. Green, C. J. Hoadly, H. P. 
Hitchcock, Samuel Hart, A. S. Kellogfg, W. DeL. Love, 
the late J. S. Morgan, Forrest Morgan, E. P. Parker, 



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F. F. Starr, J. A. Smith, J. H. Treat, Jonathan Trum- 
bull, Miss Mary K. Talcott, G. L. Walker, C. T. Wells. 

Mr. W. F. J. Boardman, who lets scarcely a month 
pass without giving the library something, has pre- 
sented 69 volumes and 226 pamphlets. Xot content 
with picking up Hartford and Connecticut imprints 
for us, he very thoughtfully sent a sum of money to 
Mr. Frank F. Starr, while the latter was in England 
last summer, to be expended for the library. Volumes 
I.-IV., 2d series, of the East Anglian are among the 
books purchased from this gift. The scarce first series 
of the magazine is in the associated Watkinson 
Library, and the set is of great value to American 
genealogists who are working among the families 
from the " home counties " in the south of England. 
Among Mr. Boardman's other gifts were a nice copy 
of A. G. Greene's " Recollections of the Jersey Prison 
Ship," genealogies of the Rollins, Abbot, Munroe, 
Nelson, Makepeace, and Bisbee families, with a large 
number of New England local histories. 

Mr. Junius S. Morgan, though dead, is constantly 
brought to mind by the receipt of Stevens's " Fac-simi- 
les of Documents Relating to American History, in 
Foreign Archives." Four more volumes have been 
added to this noble example of human industry and 
historic zeal. 

Mr. Robbins Battell has presented a large number 
of pamphlets and volumes, while Rev. W. DeLoss 
Love, Mr. Starr, and Dr. Hoadly have made large 
additions to our collections of fast and thanksgiving 
proclamations. 

Mr. Frank F. Starr brought from London the 
following important gifts : " Census of Great Britain, 
1 83 1, including the Parish Register Abstract"; "Pro- 
bate of Wills, Great Britain, 1829*'; Marshall's "Hand- 



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book to the Ancient Courts of Probate " ( 50 copies 
only printed); Wright's . " Court-Hand Restored," 9th 
edition, 1879; Marshall's il Genealogist's Guide," 2d 
edition, 1885, and Waters's "Parish Registers in Eng- 
land," 2d edition, 1887. To those interested, it would 
be hard to overestimate the value of these volumes. 
Mr. Starr is a practical genealogist, who knows the 
necessities for work in the English field, and the ser- 
vice done him by these helps he kindly opens to all 
others. 

A library such as this occupies a very distinct 
place in the community, and its field of usefulness 
extends far beyond merely local bounds. 

Its use is well defined from the outset, its service 
to the public can be foretold, its calls provided for, 
and the reasonable wants of its readers easily sup- 
plied. It is, of course, a commonplace that it aims to 
satisfy a definite demand, which demand does not fol- 
low a sudden literary craze, neither is it the un intel- 
lectual whim fostered by a society " fad." In some 
respects this would seem to give it considerable advan- 
tages over the public library for general readers, by 
the narrowing of its lines of purchase and administra- 
tion. However true this may be, there is another 
side ; the individuality of the reader is much more 
pronounced, and his wishes imperious. Any one of 
a dozen books may satisfy the visitor at the circulat- 
ing library, while there is but one in all the world 
for our reader. 

A library must have a book fund if it is to de- 
velop in a well-rounded way. Never before has the 
Society needed one so much, or had so good an op- 
portunity for its use. 

While waiting for the fund may we remind again 
the friends of the Society that contributions of bio- 



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graphical, historical, and genealogical pamphlets and 
books, are desired, and especially family letters, dia- 
ries, interleaved almanacs, copies of wills, deeds, dis- 
tributions of property, records from the family Bible, 
and any thing which can throw even the smallest 
light on past local history, or the dead worthies of 
our State. The Society has large and absolutely safe 
fire-proof vaults for the proper keeping of such valu- 
able material. It is hardly necessary to say, that no 
improper use will be made of family papers, and the 
giver's wishes will be carefully respected. 
Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK B. GAY, 

Librarian. 



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FUNDS OF THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



General Fund 
5 shares Hartford National Bank, Sioo, 

15 " Phoenix National Bank, Sioo, 

10 M American Exchange Nat. Bank, N 
10 " Continental National Bank, N. Y 

16 M City Bank, Hartford, . 

1 Bond, Debenture, Iowa Loan & Trust Co 
1 Mortgage Loan, D. W. Baker, 

Deposit Society for Savings, 
1 Syracuse Coal & Salt Co. Bond, Si, 000, 

Cash in Charter Oak National Bank, 
10 shares Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R., 

Market value on above stocks (premiums), 



$500.00 
1,500.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,600.00 
1,000.00 
500.00 
1,184.58 

58.74 
1,000.00 — $9,343-32 
2,391.00 



$11,734.32 



Publication Fund. 
20 shares Cleveland & Pittsburgh R. R., $50, . $1,000.00 
Deposit Society for Savings, .... 3,040.20 
2 Bonds Syracuse Coal & Salt Co.. 8500 — 1,000, 
Cash in Charter Oak National Bank, . . 285.57 — $4,325.77 
Market value on above stock (premium), . . 520.00 

$4,845-77 
Hartford, May 7, 1S92. 

J. F. MORRIS, Treasurer. 



Examined with securities and found correct. 

ROWLAND SWIFT, Auditor. 



Members of tbe Society 

Names, Residence, and Date of Admission. 

Those in Italic are Life Members. 

(Those marked with a * are Life Members in consideration of contri- 
butions to the building of the Wadsworth Atheneum.) 

Adams, Hon. Sherman Wolcott, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1875. 
Atkins, Roswell, Bristol, Nov. 11, 1890. 
Allen, Bennett Rowland, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1S8S. 
Allen, Jabez Samuel, Broad Brook, Oct. 1, 1889. 
Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, 1889. 
Allen, Rev. Samuel Howe, Hartford, July 1, 1S90. 
Alton, Charles D., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 18S8. 
Ambler, Samuel S., Bethel, April 1, 1S90. 
Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, 1S89. 
Bailey, Ezra Brewster, Windsor Locks, March 1, 1S92. 
Baker, Mrs. Mary Anna, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 
Baker, William Edwin, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 
Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 
Barnard, Henry, LL.D., L.H.D., Hartford, May, 1S39. 
Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 1SS9. 
Bat tell, Hon. Bobbins, Norfolk, Oct. 4, 1S70. 
Bayne, Andrew C, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 
Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 
Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 
Boardman, Wm. Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 
Boardman, William G., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 
Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 18S2. 
Brainard, Leverett, Hartford, March 5, 1SS9. 
Brainard, Litcy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Brinley, George P., Newington, May S, 1S77. 
Brooks, Hon. Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 
Brown, Frederick S., Hartford, April 2, 1SS9. 
Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



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Bryant, Clarence, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 

Buck, Hon. John R., Hartford, March 4, 1890. 

Buel, Henry W., Litchfield, April 1, 1S90. 

Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

Burnham, Roderick H., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, 1872. 

Burr, Franklin L., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Camp, Prof. David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Carter, H. W., Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Case, William Scoville, Granby, May 5, 1S91. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Chapin, Frederick H., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S91. 

Chapman, Hon. Charles Richard, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1885. 

* Chittenden, Henry A., New York City. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clarke George Henry, S.T.D., Hartford, May 17, 1864. 

Clark, William B., Plartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Clarke, L. Walter, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Cleveland, Edmund James , Hartford, Nov. 9, 1SS6. 

Cleveland, Hon. Edward Spicer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Cole, Charles J., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1SS4. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 

Cornwall, Horace, Hartford, June 2, 1S74. 

Cothren, William, Woodbury, Nov. 9, 1S52. 

Cowles, Samuel, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

Davenport, Rev. John Sidney, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 

Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Day, George H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Day, John Calvin, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1S75. 

Deming, Hon. Lucius Parman, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 

Dennis, Rodney, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

DePeu, Rev. John, Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Dexter, ProJ. Franklin Bowditch, New Haven, Nov. 7. 1S82. 

Dudley, James Frederick, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Dunham, Sylvester C, Hartford, May f>, 1S90. 

Dustan, Rev. George, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S91. 

Ellis, George, Hartford, May C, 1890. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Plartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



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Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April i, 1890. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1884. 

Fisher, George Park, S.T.D., LL.D., New Haven, May 7, 1889. 

Forbes, S. Waldo, Forestville, May 3, 1S92. 

Fuller, Horace S., M.D., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S83. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. 1, 1SS7. 

Geer, Everett S., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1SS9. 

Giddings, Howard Andruss, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4,-1890. 

Gillette, Rev. Arthur L., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1S76. 

Goodwin , James Junius, Hartford, Feb. 1, 1S87. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1SS7. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Gowdy, Francis, East Windsor, March 5, TS89. 

Graves, Miles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11. 1S90. 

Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July 1, 1S73. 

Griswold, Seneca O., Windsor, Oct. 6, 1891. 

Griswold, Roger M., M.D., Portland, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Griswold, Rufus White, M.D., Rocky Hill, Oct. 9, iSSS. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Hall, Prof. Joseph, Hartford, May S, 1S77. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hart, Samuel, D.D., Hartford, July 6, 1S75. 

Hartranft, Chester D., D.D., Hartford, May 7, 1SS9. 

Hatch, George E., Hartford, Feb. 5, 1SS9. 

Hawley, Hon. Joseph Roswell, Hartford, May 5, 1S6S. 

Hayden, Henry R., East Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Hayden, Hon. Hezekiah Sidney, Windsor, May 7, 1SS9. 

Hayden, Jabez J las/cell, Windsor Locks, Oct. 1, 1S41. 

Henry, Hon. Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1S85. 

Ilillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Hoadly, Charles Jeremy, LL.D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S54. 

Holcombe, John M., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 



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Holley, Mrs. Sarah Day, Lakeville, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Hooker, Edward B., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1SS8. 

Hooker, John, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Howard, Mrs. Angeline Lee, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Hubbard, Charles Carroll, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1891. 

Hubbard, Henry, Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Hulbert, George Huntington, Middletown, May 3, 189: 

Huntington, Austin, Norwich, May 5, 1S91. 

Huntington, Joseph S., Lyme, Feb. 7, 1S54. 

Hyde, Alvin Finney, Hartford, June 2, 1S74. 

Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Jr., Hartford, May 7, 1S88. 

Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

*Judson, Curtis, Hartford. 

Kellogg, Allyn Stanley, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S83. 

Kellogg, Edward W., M.D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July 1, 1890. 

Kinney, Mrs. Sarah T., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Lacey, Rowland Bradley, Bridgeport, July 2, 1889. 

Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1S70. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Lee, William H., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Lewis, John B., M.D., Hartford, July 2, 1S89. 

Lincoln, Charles L., Hartford, Nov. n, 1890. 

Loomis, Thomas W., Windsor, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Jr., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Lyon, Irving Whitall, M.D., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

McClellan, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

McCook, Rev. John J., Hartford, May 7, 1SS9. 

McManus, Hon. Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S77. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, Windsor, Feb. 2, 1S92. 

Markham, Ernest O., M.D., Durham, Dec. 1, 1S91. 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1SS5. 

Mather, Roland, Hartford. Nov. 5, 1S44. 

Middlebrook, Louis N., Bridgeport, Nov. 7, 1SS2. 

Moore, Silas B., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 18S6. 

Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 

Morris, Jonathan Flynt, Hartford, March 7, 1S71. 

Nash, Rev. Charles S., Hartford, May 7, 1SS9. 

Nelson, Robert Wickham, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. 1, 18S9. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



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Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D.D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 

Parsons, John Caldwell, Hartford, Xov. 3, 1S91. 

Patterson, D. Williams, Newark Valley, N. Y., June 3, 1862. 

Perkins, J. Deming, Litchfield, April 1, 1S90. 

Perry, Alfred Tyler, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1891. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D.D., Norwich, Nov. 1, 1SS7. 

Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, iSSS. 

Reid, Rev. Lewis Hubbard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 18S9. 

Richards, Ellis G., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1SS9. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wether sfield, June 5, 1SS3. 

Robbins, Edward W., Kensington, April 5, 18S7. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1891. 

Robinson, Hon. Henry C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Russell, Gttrdon Wadsworth, M.D., Hartford, April 30, 1840. 

Russell, Thomas W., Hartford, Oct. 1, 18S9. 

Sanborne, Rev. George E., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Sanford, Rev. Elias Benjamin, Westbrook, Feb. 1, 1SS7. 

Sanger, Hon. Marvin H., Canterbury, Oct. 1, 18S9. 

Seymour, Hon. Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1S91. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1S91. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 18S4. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Smith, Charles H., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Smith, Rev. Edward Alfred, Hartford, March 5, 1S89. 

Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S92. 

Smith, James Alwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Spencer, Mary, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1S79. 

Starkweather, Nathan, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 

Starr, Frank Farnsivorth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1SS2. 

Starr, Pierre S., M.D., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cummings, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 

Stearns, Henry Putnam, M.D., Hartford, April 5, 1SS7. 

Stedman, John Woodhull, Hartford, October 5, 1S75. 

Steele, George Whipple, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Stillmau, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 



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St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Storrs, Melancthon, M.D., Hartford, May 8, 1883. 

Stoughton, Hon. John Alden, East Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Hartford, March 6, 1888. 

Swift, Rowland, Hartford, June 3, 1873. 

Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S9L 

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Taylor, Henry W., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1888. 

Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 18S8. 

Terry, James, New Haven, May 19, 1S6S. 

Trumbull, James Hammond, LL.D., L.H.D., Hartford, Feb. 16, 1S47. 

Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Turner, Elisha, Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 

Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1SS9. 

Waznwright, Wm. Augustus Muhlenberg, M.D., Hartford, April 6, 

1886. 
Walker, George Leon, S.T.D., Hartford, May 8, 18S3. 
Walker, Williston, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 
*Ward, William A.. Hartford. 

Warner, Charles Dudley, L.H.D., Hartford, Jan. 7, 1862. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 
Welch, William W., M.D„ Norfolk, April 1, 1S90. 
Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Wells, Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 
Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1SS4. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 1SS7. 
Wells, Edward W., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S45. 
Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 
Wheeler, Hon. Richard A., Stonington, June 3, 1S73. 
Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 1SS7. 
Wiley, William Henry, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Williams, Rt. Rev. John, S.T.D., LL.D., Middletown, Oct. 2, 1S49. 
Williams, James Baker, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
Williams, William Stuart, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
WoodruJJ, George M., Litchfield, April 1, 1890. 
Woodward, Joseph G., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 
Woodward, P. H., Hartford, May 17, 1864. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin. Nov. 13, 1888. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1 890. 



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Ibonoran? flDcmbers. 

Amarelli, V. de, P.D., LL.D., Naples, Italy, Jan. i, 1850. 

Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July 1, 1S90. 

Ellis, George Edward, D.D., LL.D., Charlestown, Mass., Aug. 20, 1844. 

Piatt, George, New York, April iS, 1S44. 

Richards, Samuel, Wilkesbarre, Pa., Oct. 2, 1840. 

Winsor, Justin, LL.D., Cambridge, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 

Winthrop, Robert Charles, LL.D., Boston, Mass., Oct. 4, 1870. 



CotTesponbmg flftembers* 

Alexander, Rev. Walter S., Racine, Wis., June 7, 1S71. 

Boltwood, Lucius M., New Haven, March 4, 1S56. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, i3S6. 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine, Fla., June 2, 1S74. 

Chamberlain, Mellen, LL.D., Boston, Mass., October 7, 1S51. 

De Peyster, Gen. John Watts, LL.D., Tivoli, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1S63. 

Drowne, Henry Thayer, New York city, Jan. 3, 18SS. 

Durrie, Daniel Steele, Madison, Wis., March 6, 1S60. 

Green, Hon. Samuel A., M.D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1880. 

Herrick, Edward, Jr., Athens, Pa., Oct. 7, 1S62. 

Holden, Hon. Frederick Abbot, M.D., Washington, D. C, May 5, 186S. 

Isham, Charles, New York city, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York city, Jan. 4, 1SS7. 

King, F. A., Canton, China, June 1, 1S47. 

Nolte, Frederick, Paris, France, Nov. 9, 1SS0. 

Olmsted, Henry M., Canton, China, June 1, 1S47. 

Perry, William Stevens, D.D., S.T.D., LL.D., Geneva, N. Y., June 2, 

1S74. 
Pulsifer, David, Boston, Mass., Jan. 11, 1S59. 
Ripley, Philip, Jr., New York city, June 3, 1S62. 
Rockwell, Charles H., Chicago, 111., Dec. 5, 1S4S. 
Sheldon, Hon. George, Deerfield, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 
Stiles, Henry Reed, M.D., New York city, April S, 1SS4. 
Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1SS7. 
Welling, James Clark, LL.D., Washington, D. C, June 2, 1S74. 



Xist of Donations. 



DOXORS. 



Residence. 



Allen, B. R 

Allen, N. H., 

American Antiquarian Society, . 
American Historical Association, 
American Philosophical Societv. 
Baldwin, Hon. C. C, . . . 
Battell, Hon. Robbins, . . . 
Belknap & Warfield, .... 

Berry, John M 

Boardman, W. F. J. , . 
Boston Associated Charities, 
Boston University. . 

Bowen, Clarence W 

Brockway, Francis E., 

Buffalo Historical Society, . 

Bureau of American Republics, 

California Historical Society, 

Canada Geological Nat. Hist. Survey, 

Case, Lockwood <\: Brainard, 

Cayuga Co. Historical Societv, . 

Cheney, Mrs. Frank W., . * . 

Chicago Board of Trade, . 

Chicago Historical Societv, 

Cillev, J. P., 

Clark, E., . 

Conn. Society Sons Am. Revolution, 

Cothren, William, 

Crisp. F. A., 

Davenport, Rev. John S. 

Demilt Dispensary, 

Dodge, James H." 

Essex Institute, . 

Fearing, A. C Jr., 

Gay, Frank B., . 

Geer's Sons, E., . 

Green. C. R., 

Green, Hon. Samuel A., M.D. 

Green, Samuel S.. 

Griths, William Elliot, D.D., 



Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Worcester, Mass., 
Washington, D. C, 
Philadelphia. Pa., 
Cleveland, Ohio, 
Norfolk, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Worcester. Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Boston, Mass., 
New York Citv, 
Owego. X. Y., 
Buffalo, N. Y.. 
Washington, D. C, 
Sacramento, Cal., 
Ottawa. Canada, 
Hartford, Conn.. 
Auburn, N. Y.. 
So. Manchester, Ct. 
Chicago, 111.. 
Chicago. III.. 
Rockland, Maine, 
New York City, 
Hartford, Conn., 
Woodbury, Conn., 
London. England, 
Hartford, Conn., 
New York City, 
Boston. Mass., 
Salem, Mass., 
Boston, Mass., 
Hartford. Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Lyndon. Kansas, 
Boston. Mass., 
Worcester, Mass., 
Boston, Mass., 



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Residence. 



Groton Monument Association, . 

Halsey, E. D 

Hartford Hospital, . 
Hartford Library Association, . 
Hartford Theological Seminar}-, 
Harvard University, .... 
Historical and Philos. Soc. of Ohio, . 
Hitchcock, Henrv P., . 
Hoadly, Charles J., LL.D., 
Hooker, Edward, . 
Howe, Mrs. D. R., . 
Huguenot Society of America, . 
Hyde Park Historical Society, . 
Indiana Historical Society, 
Iowa State Historical Society, . 
Jefferson County Historical Society, . 
Kansas Historical Society, . 

Kellogg, A. S 

Kinney, The late John C, . 
Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, . 
Maine Historical Society, . 
Maryland Historical Society, 
Massachusetts Historical Society, 
Mercantile Library Association, 
Mercantile Library Association, 
Middlebury Historical Society, . 
Minnesota Historical Society, 
Morgan. Forrest, .... 

Morgan, The late Junius S., 

Moses, Zebina, 

National Museum 

Nebraska State Historical Society, . 

N. E. Hist. Genealogical Society, 

New England Society. 

New South AVales Governm't Board, 

Newton, Charles E., . 

New York Historical Society, 

N. Y. Society Sons of the Revolution, 

Oneida Historical Society, . 

Parker, Edwin P., D.D., . 

Parker, Mrs. Joel and family. . 

Pennsylvania Historical Society, 

Pilling, James C, . . 

Record Commissioners, 

Rhode Island Historical Society, 

Rochester Historical Society, 

Royal Society of Canada, .' 

Salem Public Library, 

Salisbury, Mr. and Mrs. E., 

San Francisco Free Public Librarv, . 



Groton, Conn., 
Morristowh, N. J., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Cambridge, Mass., 
Cincinnati, Ohio, 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 

I Brooklyn, N. Y., 

[ Hartford, Conn., 
New York City, 
Hyde Park, M'ass., 

'< Indianapolis, Ind., 
Iowa City, Iowa, 
Watertown, N. Y., 

, Topeka, Kansas, 
Newtonville, Mass. 

: Hartford, Conn., 

; Hartford, Conn., 
Portland, Maine, 
Baltimore, INIcl. , 
Boston, Mass., 
San Francisco, Cal. 
St. Louis, Mo., 

| Middlebury, Vt., 
St. Paul, Minn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
London, England, 
Washington, D. C, 
Rio Janeiro, Brazil, 
Lincoln, Neb., 
Boston, Mass., 

! New York City, 
Australia, 

: Hartford, Conn., 
New York City, 
New York City, 
Utica, N. Y., ' 
Hartford, Conn., 
Freehold, N. ].. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Washington, D. C, 
Providence, R. I., 
Providence, R. I., 
Rochester, N. Y., 

■ Montreal, Canada, 
Salem, Mass., 

, New Haven. Conn. 

I San Francisco, Cal. 



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DONORS. 



Scott, M. S., 

Secretary Diocese of Connecticut, 

Secretary Diocese of New Jersey, 

Smith, Cassius C, 

Smithsonian Institution, 

Smith, James A., 

Southern California Hist. Society 

Stanley, Rev. G. M., . 

Starr, Frank Farnsworth, 

State Board of Agriculture, ' . 

State of Conn. (thro. C. J. Hoadly), 

Stone, Mrs. E. A., 

Talcott, Miss Mary K , 

Treat, John H., . 

Trinity College, . 

Trumbull, Jonathan, . 

Typothetae, 

United States Government, Depts. 

University of California, 

University State of New York, . 

University of Vermont, 

Walker, George Leon, D.D., 

Washington State Historical Society, 

Wells, Charles T 

Westchester Co. Historical Society, . 
Western Reserve Historical Society, 
Wisconsin State Historical Society, * . 
Worcester Society of Antiquity, 
World's Columbian Exposition, . 
Yale College, 



Residenxe. 



Ridgefield, Conn., 
Connecticut, 
New Jersey, 
Denver, Colorado, 
Washington, D. C, 
Hartford, Conn., 
Los Angeles, Cal., 
Winsted, Conn., 
Middletown, Conn., 
Kansas, 

Hartford, Conn., 
E. Lexington, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Lawrence, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Norwich, Conn., 
New York City, 
Washington, D. C, 
Berkeley, Cal., 
Albany, N. Y., 
Burlington, Yt., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Tacoma, Wash., 
Hartford, Conn., 
White Plains, N. Y., 
Cleveland, Ohio, 
Madison, Wis., 
Worcester, Mass., 
Chicago, 111., 
New Haven, Conn., 



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Papers and Reports 



PRESE> I ED I'O TIIK 



Connecticut " storical Societ 



AT THE 



annual flDecting of tbe Qccictv 



May 23, 1S93 



WITH A 



LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 



ALSO 



A List of Donations for the Year 



IIAR IT* >Rf) 

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Papers and Reports 



PRESENTED TO THE 



Connecticut Historical Society 



AT THE 



annual flDeeting of tbc Society 

May 23, 1S93 



WITH A 



LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 



ALSO 



A List of Donations for the Year 



HARTFORD 

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 
1893 






^ 



The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.. Printers. 



Officers of tbe Society. 

Elected May : ; 



President, JOHN W. STEDMAN. 

CHARLES J. HOADLY, Hartford. 
JAMES J. GOODWIN. Hartford, 
FRANKLIN B. DEXTER, New Havj 
RICHARD A. WHEELER. Stoning: 
ROWLAND B. LACEY, Bokeior, 
ROBBINS BATTELL. Nikfolk. 
FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Mn w u iwri, 
ELLEN D. LARNED, Tuo.v: 



YicE-PrESIDENTS, 



corresponding secretary 

Recording Secretary, 

Treasurer, 

Librarian, 

Auditor, 



SAMUEL HART. 
FRANK B. GAY. 
JONATHAN F. MORRIS. 
ALBERT C. BATES. 
ROWLAND 5 v.*:? 7 



MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE. 



Library Committee, 



Publication Committee, 



ittee on- 
Monthly Papers. 



ROWLAND SWIFT. 

JONATHAN F. MORk> 

SHEP^IAN W. ADAMS. 

JOHN W. STEDMA:: 

JULIUS GAY. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD. 

SAMUEL HART. 
FRANK B. GAY, 
J. COOLIDGE HILL- 

SHERMAN W. ADAMS 
FORREST MORGAN. 
MARY K. TALCOTT. 

P. H. WOODWARD, 
CHARLES B. WHITING. 
FRANK FARNSWORTH ^TARR. 



B\>*Xa\vs of tbe Society 

[In force, May, 1S93.] 



i. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding, and Hon- 
orary Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connect- 
icut ; and no others shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the 
Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out 
of the State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee 
or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered im- 
portant public service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of his- 
toric inquiry, or literature generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or 
resident member, until at least one month after his nomination by the 
Committee on Membership ; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, 
at a regular meeting, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Ever)'- nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding 
members shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident 
members, stating the reasons for such nomination, and the qualifications 
of the persons proposed for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, 
and there shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding 
officer shall declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, 
if the recommendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be ad- 
mitted by the votes of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and 
two dollars every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if 
they reside without, the limits of the town of Hartford ; or, in hen there- 
of, any person entitled to be a member may constitute himself a life 
member by paying at one time the sum of twenty-five dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to signify 
his acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice 
thereof, and to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of be- 
coming a member. The payment of the annual assessment shall here- 



after constitute a condition of continued membership, and the neglect or 
refusal to pay the same for the period of six months after the annual 
meeting of the Society shall be deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one month after _ 
the adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to every 
resident member, to be signed and returned to the Secretary ; and mem- 
bers who shall subscribe the same shall thereafter be considered as 
accepting the provision respecting the annual assessment and the con- 
ditions of membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

i. The Officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting 
by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be 
chosen, shall be — a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a 
Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Com- 
mittee on Membership, to consist of seven members ; Committees on the 
Library, and on Publication, each to consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairman of the several committees 
shall constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomina- 
tion of the Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be 
deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing Com- 
mittee ; shall preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing Com- 
mittee ; call, by himself or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, and 
deliver or provide for an address at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the files, records, 
and seal of the Society ; shall give notice to new members of their 
election, and furnish them certificates of membership ; keep an accurate 
journal of the transactions of the Society and Standing Committee ; and 
when directed by the proper officer, call meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence, 
in behalf of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the 
names of the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary ; and 
shall also receive all other moneys due. and all donations or bequests of 
money made to the Society ; shall pay to the order of the chairman of 
the Standing Committee such sums as may be required for the ordinary 
expenses of the Society and such as the Society may otherwise direct to 
be paid ; shall keep a true and faithful account of all moneys received 
and paid by him, and of the property and debts of the Society ; and shall, 
at the annual meeting, render a particular statement, to be examined and 
audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such annual meeting 
for that purpose. 



6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, 
shall arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and 
other articles deposited in the rooms of the Society ; and shall, before 
every annual meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library 
Committee of his doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the 
condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propo- 
sitions for the admission of members. No nomination for membership 
shall be considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular 
meeting of the Society. 

S. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meet- 
ing, make a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited 
in the rooms of the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing 
Committee, including in such report the annual report of the Librarian. 
They may make purchases for the Library, under the direction of the 
Society, within the income of the Library fund, or to such an amount as 
may be ajDpropriated by a vote of the Society for such purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all 
publications ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, 
report to the Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such 
papers, from the library of the Society or other sources, as are most 
suitable for publication in volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the 
Society, fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of 
the Society, and make an annual report to the Society. Any three mem- 
bers of this Committee may constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business, and a notice for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 
notice for the meeting of this Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such 
time and place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of 
each month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in hi^ 
absence, by the Recording Secretary, on the application of three 
members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in 
one or more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified, 
seven members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, 
other than the admission of new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 



IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

i. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in 
a book kept for that purpose. 

2. No donation shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society 
have a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, 
and may at any time be taken by the depositor, in person, or delivered on 
his written order. But every deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or 
withdrawn, shall, after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a 
donation, and become the property of the Society ; unless, at the time of 
making the deposit, other conditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 

V. LIBRARY. 

1. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles 
belonging to or deposited with the Society, shaft -be under the immediate 
charge of the Librarian, acting under the direction of the Library Com- 
mittee. 

2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and 
the examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, 
at such time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the 
Library Committee ; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the 
room, without a special vote of the Society, except by the Committee on 
Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. 
Thomas Day, the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations 
and subscriptions which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publi- 
cation Fund — the income of which shall be applied, under the direction 
of the Publication Committee, toward the expense of such publications 
as may be ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alterations of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular 
meeting, held prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



Hnnual Hbbress. 



THE past year has been one of great change and im- 
provement in the condition and affairs of this 
Society. All the plans for the enlargement and recon- 
struction of the Athenaeum Building have been com- 
pleted, and the result to this Society has been the 
addition to the room occupied by us of the large and 
perfectly equipped room "for library purposes formerly 
occupied by the Watkinson Library, and the construction 
of ample fire-proof vaults for the preservation of our 
most valuable treasures. This orives us a distinct library 
room large enough for the accommodation of all our 
books for a long period to come, and leaves us our 
spacious front hall free for the display of our paintings, 
engravings, and our collection of historical relics and 
curiosities of every description. 

These changes have involved a great amount of 
labor and considerable expense. The labor has been 
performed by and under the direction of our Library 
Committee, whose voluntary services in this respect 
have been priceless. Our gratitude is especially due 
to Rev. W. DeL. Love, the chairman of that committee, 
to whom we are indebted for the arrangement and 
display of our collection in the large hall, and the 
general classification of our books and manuscripts. 
The expense has been borne by a generous subscription 
of the members of the Society. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

The Society now numbers 287 members, an increase 
during the past year of 16. Resident members, 211 ; 



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life members, 46 ; honorary members, 7 ; corresponding 
members, 23. The increase in membership has been 
entirely in resident members. 

ANNUAL FIELD DAY. 

The Field Day of the Society for 1892 was passed 
in the old town of Salem, Mass. Leaving Hartford on 
Wednesday, June 15th, and resting over night in Bos- 
ton, the party, forty-two in number, reached Salem at 
9:30 the morning of Thursday. Here they were taken 
in charge by a committee of the Essex Institute, and 
escorted through the town, visiting all the principal 
spots of historic interest, which were fully explained by 
the committee. Returning to the rooms of the Insti- 
tute at Plummer Hall, the company were welcomed by 
Mayor Rantoul and the officers of the Institute, and 
then partook of a substantial banquet, which was con- 
cluded by speeches by members of the Institute and of 
this Society. The party reached home on Thursday 
evening. A more interesting", instructive, and com- 
pletely enjoyable day in every respect never character- 
ized a Field Day of this Society. 

. The members of the Society expressed their appre- 
ciation of their visit to Salem in the following resolu- 
tions, prepared by a committee consisting of J. F. Mor- 
ris, Dr.H. P. Stearns, P. H. Woodward, B. R. Allen, 
and C. B. Whiting, signed bv them and bv the Presi- 
dent and Secretary of the Society, suitably engrossed 
and framed, and personally presented in Salem by Mr. 
Woodward of the committee : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Society be given to the 
ladies and gentlemen of the Essex Institute of Salem for the 
generous reception extended to the members oi this Society on 
the occasion of their visit to that historic spot on the 16th instant, 
and especially for the great pains which they took in showing to 
ns the various sites and relies of interest. 



That we congratulate the people of Salem on the prevalence 
and depth of the sentiment which has preserved so much that 
illustrates the life of former times, and especially of the earliest 
days of the English settlement. 

That our thanks are especially due to those whose attentions 
made our visit a source of continuous pleasure and instruction, 
and more especially to the officers and ladies of the Essex Insti- 
tute and their assistants for the elaborate and generous banquet 
prepared for us in Plummer Hall, and the hearty words of wel- 
come spoken by Professor Edward S. Morse, the chairman of the 
Committee of Reception, and by His Honor Mayor Robert S. 
Rantoul. 

And we assure our Salem friends that we returned from our 
visit conscious that the experiences of the day, besides adding to 
our knowledge, had keenly stimulated our historic zeal, and we 
trust that we shall have the pleasure hereafter of welcoming to 
Hartford the Essex Institute, and of thus renewing and extending 
an acquaintance so delightfully begun. 

MONTHLY ESSAYS AND PAPERS. 

The first of the monthly papers for the year was 
read by Dr. R. W. Griswold, October 5, 1892. His sub- 
ject was " Old Days at Rocky Hill." It is understood 
that Dr. Griswold has spent a great deal of time and 
labor upon this subject, and has an elaborate history of 
the town ready for publication. The book will be a 
valuable contribution to Connecticut local history. 

The next paper, November 5, 1S92, was read by 
Forrest Morgan, Esq. His subject was " The Dorr Re- 
bellion in Rhode Island." The causes, conduct, con- 
clusion, and lessons of that arTair were very fully and 
lucidly presented. 

December 5, iSqc. Judge Sherman W. Adams read 
a paper on " The Settlement of Naubuc and Xayaug." 
It was in line with the paper of Dr. Griswold read in 
October. 

" The Puritan and the Pilgrim " was the title of a 



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paper read by John L. Denison, Esq., on the 3d of 
January, 1S93, in which a comparison of the two was 
very clearly drawn. 

Up to this time all the meetings of the year were 
held at the Board of Trade rooms, which were cour- 
teously tendered us free of expense. 

The first meeting in the renovated and reconstructed 
hall of the Society was on February 7, 1893. This 
meeting was greatly interested in a paper by the chair- 
man of the Library Committee,. Rev. Mr. Love, in which 
he gave a full account of the treasures of the Society 
as he had brought them to light in removing and 
rearranging them during the past winter. 

At the regular meetings of the Society on the 7th 
of March and the 3d of April, 1S93. Henry T. Blake, 
Esq., of New Haven, read his first and concluding paper 
on " Connecticut's East India Company, or the Story of 
Wyoming." This review of this interesting period of 
our history was masterly, and it is to be hoped that 
the author may publish the result of his studies for the 
benefit of the public. 

At the meeting of the Society on the 2d of May, 
Hon. James G. Batterson gave a very interesting paper 
upon the theme of looking backward, in order that we 
may wisely look forward. He referred to leading his- 
torical and geological subjects, closing with brief per- 
sonal reminiscences of the poet Percival, and his report 
on the geology of Connecticut. During his lecture he 
gave a minute account of the famous Rosetta stone of 
Egypt, and presented the Society with a plaster copy 
of it taken in the British Museum. 

DECEASED MEMBERS. 

The members of the Society who died during the past 
year were: William Wickham Welch, July 30, 1892; 



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George Putnam Brinley, August 24, 1 892 ; William 
Henry Wiley, November 4, 1 892 ; David Williams Pat- 
terson, November 13, 1892; Henry Wadhams Buel, 
January 30, 1893 ; Lettie Morris Gemmill, March 19, 1893 ; 
Allyn Stanley Kellogg, April 3, 1893; Roderick Henry 
Burnham, April 21, 1893; and William Erastus Collins, 
May 19, 1893. 

One corresponding member of the Society died dur- 
ing the past year — Daniel Steele Durrie of Madi- 
son, Wis., who was for nearly thirty-seven years librarian 
of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. He was born 
in Albany, N. Y., January 2, 1819, and died August 31, 
1892. He was descended from John Steele, the first 
secretary of the Colony of Connecticut, and Governor 
Bradford of the Plymouth Colony. Mr. Durrie's contri- 
butions to the history and genealogy of the country are 
well known. The library he collected is supposed to be 
one of the most valuable in the United States, and is his 
enduring monument. 

William Wickiiam Welch, M.D., died at his home 
in Norfolk, Conn., July 30, 1892. He was born in Nor- 
folk, December 10, 18 18. He studied medicine, and re- 
ceived his degree at the Medical Department of Yale 
College in 1838. This profession he followed with dis- 
tinction through life, turning aside from it only to serve 
the public. In 1848, 1850, and 1881 he represented his 
native town in the lower house of the Connecticut 
Legislature; in 185 1 and 1852 he was a member of the 
State Senate; and in 1855 to 1S57 h e represented his 
district in the 34th Congress of the United States. 

George Putnam BRINLEY was born in Hartford, 
April 10, 1842. On his mother's side he traced his 
lineage, through the Wadsworths, Russells, and Talcotts, 



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to Governor Bradford of Plymouth and Thomas Hooker 
of Hartford. On his father's side he was a lineal de- 
scendant of General Israel Putnam. From his birth he 
had a serious affection of the heart, which made his life 
painful and uncertain, and prevented any serious exer- 
tion of either body or mind. In early life he was en- 
gaged in banking and insurance, but at the age of 35 
he retired to the quiet and uneventful life of a farmer, 
where he remained till his death, which occurred at his 
home in Newington, August 24, 1892. 

Mr. Brinley was a devout and faithful member of 
the Protestant Episcopal church. He was gentle and 
courteous in his manners, and had the entire confidence 
of all with whom he came in contact. He was a very 
intelligent man, and a close reader in all departments 
of literature. He became a member of this Society May 
8, 1877, and was for a long time a member of the Ameri- 
can Antiquarian Society of Worcester. 

William Henry Wiley was born in Wakefield, 
Mass., September 12, 1821. After a severe sickness of 
about three weeks, he died at his home in Hartford, No- 
vember 4, 1892. He had, however, been in declining 
health for several years. At the age of ten years he 
came with his father's family to Hartford, where he re- 
mained through life. He was originally in the boot 
and shoe business, but in 1875 started in a small way the 
manufacture of overgaiters, mainly for military use, 
which developed into a very large and lucrative business, 
embracing valuable contracts with the government. He 
was deeply interested in religious and political affairs — 
a zealous member of the Baptist church, and an ardent 
Republican in politics. In all that pertained to the in- 
terests of this Society he was ever to be relied upon for 
good counsels and substantial assistance. 



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David Williams Patterson, the famous genealogist 
and historian, died at his home in Newark Valley, N. 
Y., November 18, 1892. He was born in Union, N. Y., 
July 15, 1S24. Receiving a common-school education, 
he studied dentistry in Rochester, and finally located in 
West Winsted, in this State, in 1846, in the practice of 
his profession. He was very successful, and in 18G5 
abandoned his profession, returned to his father's home 
in Newark Valley, and devoted his entire time through 
life to historical and genealogical studies, for which he 
had always a great fondness. His most elaborate work 
was the " Whitney Genealogy," in three large quarto 
volumes, prepared by order of a wealthy member of 
the family. He spent five years of time and $30,000 
in money upon it. 

Dr. Patterson left a large collection of unpublished 
manuscripts, which, it is hoped, will now come into the 
possession of some society which is able to give them 
to the public. 

A friend of Dr. Patterson gives this estimate of his 
character : " He was a man of great firmness of charac- 
ter, one who thoroughly detested sham and humbug, 
and whose rugged honesty was such that he always 
gave open and free expression to his dislike of men 
and things ; and this disposition was not lessened by 
the natural irritation that came of the exacting nature 
of his work, which is especially trying to a sensitive 
organization. He was most scrupulously honest, and 
in all his transactions he was rigidly correct. Quick to 
resent a wrong, real or fancied, he was equally consid- 
erate of the legal rights of others. His friendships 
were as strong as his dislikes, and his best friends were 
those who understood and appreciated his work, and 
were in sympathy with his peculiar literary tastes." 



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Henry Wadhams Buel, M.D., died at his home in 
Litchfield, January 30, 1893. He was born in the same 
town, April 7, 1820. His friend, Dr. Gurdon W. Russell, 
prepared a notice of him for the press, which we quote 
nearly entire : 

" He graduated from Yale College in 1844, taking a 
high stand in his class. He began the study of medi- 
cine with his father, and afterwards entered the offices 
of Dr. W: P. Buel and Dr. Gurdon Buck of New York 
city. He graduated from the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons in 1847, and AVas appointed a house surgeon 
at the New York Hospital. In 1S49 nc was resident 
physician of Sanford Hall, Flushing, Long Island, thus 
indicating his inclination for the study of nervous dis- 
eases. Here he remained for five years. In 1854 he 
returned to Litchfield, and established the institution 
now known as the Spring Hill Home for nervous in- 
valids. Here was the fulfillment and completion of 
his life work ; to it he devoted his chief energies, and 
made it a complete success. Though not backward or 
halting in whatever he undertook, it was this work of 
which he was justly most proud, and by which he will 
be longest remembered. 

" He was chosen president of the Connecticut Medi- 
cal Society in 1872 ; was a member of the Academy of 
Medicine, New York ; of the New England Psychologi- 
cal Society, of the Connecticut Historical Society, and 
of the University Club. He was appointed by Gover- 
nor Hubbard as one of the three commissioners to ex- 
amine into the need of further provision for the indi- 
gent insane of the State. At the time of his death he 
was the president of the First National Bank of Litch- 
field, and was for many years a deacon in the Congre- 
gational Church. He was the owner of a large farm. 
which he manaired with efficiency. Whatever was of 



interest to the town, of a benevolent or public nature, 
found in him an ardent advocate and co-laborer. So 
robust was his constitution that he was able to per- 
form an amount of work that would have overwhelmed 
most men. 

" My acquaintance with him commenced many years 
ago. At our last meeting, but a few months since, he 
referred to it, asking if I remembered it ; it was at one 
of our medical gatherings in New Haven. Our ac- 
quaintance ripened into friendship, which was mutual 
and sincere. He was ever interested in matters per- 
taining to his profession, and possessed the confidence 
of his brethren and the favor of the public, and so was 
largely consulted by both. His private business in 
Litchfield County must have been quite extensive. Of 
a large frame and robust constitution, he was well calcu- 
lated for great labor. Methodical in his arrangements 
and business-like in his habits, he was able to attend to 
many and diverse occupations. If his friends ever re- 
monstrated with him against the danger of overworking 
himself, he would reply with a smile that he was not 
conscious of injury, and that he did not feel fatigiied 
by it. He had such a sense of duty that he allowed no 
selfishness to interfere with it. 

" It always seemed to me that he possessed in an 
eminent degree that sober common-sense which is a 
golden treasure to the fortunate owner of it, and so he 
regarded the various matters which came before him 
with a temper allied to the judicial mind. His dis- 
position to do the thing which was right was uppermost 
with him ; it was a natural habit, and was confirmed 
from conviction. He was so much of an educated 
Christian gentleman that it was comparatively easy for 
him to do that which would give a man peace at the 
hist. In all his relations, as husband, father, and friend. 
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he was most happy ; in his professional life he was 
honorable and just ; in the recognition of his duty to 
his fellows he was liberal, humble, and sincere. In the 
sturdiness of his character we had the assurance that 
he would be honest in whatever he undertook. 

" The private institution which he established and 
conducted for a long - time was the intense desire of his 
early manhood and the pride of his advancing* years ; 
it was his life work, as he regarded it, and was the out- 
come of a laudable ambition and a proper conception 
of his own powers. He had a happy way of dealing 
with his patients, which secured their confidence and 
aided greatly in their restoration. We may place him 
in the list of specialists who have been an honor to our 
profession and to our State. He may be classed with 
Drs. Todd and Woodward, Brigham, Butler, and Shew, 
who gave their lives to the humane treatment of the 
insane." 

Lettie Morris Gem mill, wife of John Gemmill 
of this city, died March 19. 1893. She was born in 
Williamstown, Mass., September 12, 1S40. Before her 
marriage, at the close of the war, she was stationed at 
New Berne, North Carolina, as a missionary among the 
freedmen. This work she pursued for several years 
with all the inspiration of a deeply religious nature, 
and with marked success. Since her marriage she has 
resided in this city. She was active in Christian work, 
and took a lively interest in all things that pertained 
to the public welfare. Her religious affiliations were 
with the Baptist church. 

• Allyx Stanley Kellogg died at the .residence of 
his son, in Newtonville. Mass., April 3, 1893. He was 
born in Vernon, in this State, October 15, 1824. After 



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receiving a common school education he prepared for 
college, and entered Williams College, from which he 
graduated in 1846. He then entered Yale Theological 
Se»minary, and graduated in 1850. After his graduation 
he preached for several years, but impaired health pre- 
vented his acceptance of a continued pastorate, and 
compelled him to retire from the ministry. He then 
devoted himself to historical and ofenealogfical work, for 
which he had a decided inclination. His only published 
works are several family genealogies and occasional 
addresses of local historical interest, but it is understood 
he had collected ample materials for a history of his 
native town. He was a man of superior intellect, of 
thorough mental culture, of wide information, and truly 
a representative Christian gentleman. 

Roderick Henry Burxham was born in Long- 
meadow, Mass., February 27, 1 8 16. He died at ''Burn- 
ham Wildwood," in the town of Bloomrleld, Conn., April 
21, 1893, and was buried in his native town. He repre- 
sented Lon q- meadow in the Massachusetts Legislature 
in 1 861 and 1862. He came to Hartford about twenty 
years ago, where he resided for about ten years, when 
he purchased a residence in Bloomfield, and removed 
to that town. His tastes led him into historical and 
genealogical studies, which he pursued through life. 
He published a genealogy of the Burnham family, and 
left unpublished a similar work on the Burt family. 

William Erastus Collins died very suddenly at 
his residence in this city, May 19, 1893. He was born 
in this city, October 10, 1859. He was a graduate of 
Williams College in 1884. Soon after his graduation he 
adopted the editorial profession, and was connected with 
the Hartford Post, but for the past few years he has 



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been connected with the Hartford Courant. He was 
ambitious in his profession, and exceedingly popu- 
lar with his associates. The Courant feelingly said of 
him : " As an associate he was a most companionable 
man. He had read freely and traveled widely, and his 
range of information was large, and his culture genuine. 
It was a pleasure to be with him, and it is impossible 
to realize that his familiar and welcome personality will 
be only a memory hereafter." 

CONCLUSION. 

In conclusion, I congratulate the Society upon its 
present condition and its future prospects. Our library 
accommodations and our hall for the exhibition of our 
treasures are all that the most ardent friend of the 
Society could desire. And we are gratified to announce 
that our General Assembly has now given us a helping 
hand to assist in carrying a burden for the general bene- 
fit of the State, so long borne by individuals. We re- 
ceive from the State treasury hereafter an annual appro- 
priation of one thousand dollars. This will enable us 
to employ competent assistance to catalogue and arrange 
and prepare for publication our historical collections, 
which have been so long hidden out of sight. 

JOHN W. STEDMAN, 

President. 



SUppropriation by tlje legislature. 



AN ACT MAKING AN ANNUAL APPROPRIATION IN FAVOR 
OF THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

Be it e?iacted, etc. : 

Section i. The sum of one thousand dollars is hereby annually 
appropriated to the Connecticut Historical Society for the purpose of 
enabling said Society to classify and catalogue its collection of printed 
and manuscript material, now inaccessible to the general public; to bind 
and arrange the same in a suitable and convenient manner; to mount, 
frame, or otherwise suitably prepare its portraits, plates, engravings, 
lithographs, sketches, maps, surveys, etc.; to properly arrange for per- 
manent exhibition its collection of articles in its museum and archaeological 
department; to publish its rolls of soldiers in the revolutionary and colo- 
nial wars, not heretofore printed; and to do such other work as shall be 
necessary in order to preserve such documentary and other historical 
matter in its possession as is in a perishable condition, and is intended 
for the use and benefit of the public in general. 

Sec. 2. Said appropriation shall be paid in equal quarterly install- 
ments to the Treasurer of said Society upon the order of the Comptroller, 
who is hereby directed to draw his order for the same. 

Sfx. 3. Said Connecticut Historical Society shall deposit in the 
State Library three hundred copies of each catalogue, report, or other 
work published by said Society pursuant to the provisions of this act; 
and the State Librarian shall distribute or dispose of the same as other 
publications are distributed under State authority. 

Approved, April 19, 1S93. 



•Report of tbc librarian, 



Mr. President, and Members of the Society : 

By the spring of 1892, the work of remodeling and 
enlarging the Athenaeum had so far progressed that the 
completion of the vault in the new portion of the building, 
the use of which for the time was kindly granted by the 
trustees of the Watkinson Library, was the signal for the 
commencement of the Society's task of moving. And 
early on the morning of May 2d the portion belonging 
to the Society, of the Charter granted by King Charles 
to the Colony of Connecticut in 1662, was carefully depos- 
ited, doubtless for the first time in its long and eventful 
history, in a place more secure than the famous Charter 
Oak. The other manuscripts were rapidly gathered from 
the dusty cupboards and boxes where they had long lain, 
many of them undisturbed for years, and placed with the 
charter. In a week all of them were beyond the reach of 
fire. 

Under the direction and oversight of the Library Com- 
mittee it was my pleasant task during the long summer 
days which followed to delve among these dusty records 
of the past, there to rediscover long forgotten treasures, 
and bring to light precious documents whose value had 
hitherto been overlooked, owing to the mass of less inter- 
esting but nevertheless valuable material in which they 
had been concealed. Weeks of work at last brought 
order and arrangement out of the chaotic state in which 
many of them had formerly been, owing to lack of facili- 
ties for their proper arrangement. 



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In December they were removed to our own vaults, 
where they are now classified on the shelves according to 
the subject to which they refer, and each collection is 
arranged chronologically. Some progress has also been 
made in the work of cataloguing the more important 
collections. 

But what of the books and curiosities ? A few of the 
particularly rare books, pamphlets, and broadsides, and 
some early files of newspapers were also carried into the 
vaults. Then commenced the work of removing the files 
of Congressional documents and other government reports, 
and a part of the bound newspapers, from the lower Wat- 
kinson rooms where they had been stored for lack of 
suitable accommodations, into our own rooms. After 
several shifts to avoid the builders, they have at last been 
placed in our commodious lower room : the government 
reports in cases ranged about the walls, the more valuable 
newspapers in the lower vault near by; the others in 
temporary cases and piles about the room. Permanent 
cases for their reception are much needed. The bound 
volumes of newspapers number about 550, and many 
valuable files are yet unbound, while some of the bound 
volumes should be rebound for their better preservation. 

Meanwhile, the Watkinson Library had been moved 
into its new and elegant home, and the room it had out- 
grown had been fitted to receive the Society's library. 
During September the books were brought out from the 
high cases in which they had so long reposed, and were 
classified and arranged on the shelves in our new library 
room. When the task was completed it could be seen 
that the room was comfortably filled, and that the Society 
*had a library of some classes of which it may justly be 
proud, and which, as a whole, compares favorably with 
the libraries of other similar societies. 



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The thousands of pamphlets which in the general 
confusion had been placed everywhere and anywhere, and 
had lost all semblance of their former classification and 
arrangement, were next assorted and put in their proper 
places. 

Mention may here be made of our rich collection of 
broadsides, for the better arrangement of which some 
provision should be made. 

During this time the Society's hall had been renovated 
and painted, a new entrance provided from the main hall- 
way, and the majority of the tall cases, no longer needed 
to hold books, had been removed. This gave opportunity 
for systematic classification of the historical paintings, 
which were now rehung. 

Last of all, an attack was made upon the miscellane- 
ous collection of relics and curiosities, for the display of 
which our increased room gave a better opportunity. 
These were classified, many of them relabeled, and some, 
which had outlived their interest as curiosities, were 
removed from sight. This work was barely completed in 
time for the exercises at the rededication and opening of 
the building to the public on January 2, 1893. 

Those of you who did not have occasion to visit our 
rooms while these changes were in progress can hardly 
appreciate the labor they involved, or the unforeseen 
difficulties which seemed constantly to arise. 

The vote passed at a recent meeting concerning the 
disposal of duplicates has already been productive of good 
results, and the large number of duplicate books and 
pamphlets still on hand gives assurance that it will be the 
means of adding manv valuable works to the library. 
Among the books already obtained by exchange oi dupli- 
cates are "Vital Record of Rhode Island," in three quarto 
volumes; nineteen volumes of "New Hampshire Stale 
Papers"; also genealogies of the Stiles, Butler, Lee, 



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Boughton, Stanton, Sears, Cole, Dows, Htirlbut, Pieree, 
Beckwith, Fillow, Dimond, Carter, and Stephens families. 
These make a large addition to our valuable collection of 
genealogies, which is more used than any other class of 
books in the library. 

Our record of donations for the year shows that our 
old friends do not forget us, and that new friends are 
joining with old in increasing our store of books, manu- 
scripts, and curiosities. The donations for the year have 
been 301 books, 1,160 pamphlets, and 632 miscellaneous 
articles, including manuscripts. There have also been 
obtained by purchase 15 books, 319 pamphlets, and one 
miscellaneous, and by exchange 40 books and two pam- 
phlets; making the receipts for tjie year 356 books, 1,481 
pamphlets, and 633 miscellaneous articles, a total of, 
2,470 pieces. 

Among these it is a pleasure to note the gift by Mr. 
Roland Mather of several lots from the last Brinley sale, 
particularly the " Connecticut Gazette " for about five 
years between 1774 and 1 7 Si, which, by filling a break 
in our file, makes our set one of the best in existence. 
The volumes of " Stevens's Facsimiles," the gift of the 
late Junius S. Morgan, continue to come to us regularly as 
soon as published. Our good friend, Mr. W. F. J. Board- 
man, continues to come in with his hands filled with scarce 
pamphlets, little known volumes, and rare imprints, 
which he never carries away at his departure. Mr. F. F. 
Starr ajso favored us during the year with over 300 pam- 
phlets, nearly all Connecticut matter ; and Judge Sherman 
W. Adams has also given about 100 pamphlets, quite a 
number of which are rarities. But by far the most valua- 
ble gift is that received from our generous friend, Mr. 
James J. Goodwin, consisting of the various manuscripts 
purchased for him at the late Brinley sale. Of special 
interest among these may be mentioned the book of 

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records of the proprietors of the North Meadows in Hart- 
ford, account book of supplies for Gen. Phinehas Lyman's 
regiment in the campaign of 1756, a Revolutionary journal 
of the campaign against Canada, 1775- 1777, the corre- 
spondence of Joseph Woodbridge, containing much inter- 
esting matter relating to the Gore Land Company, letters 
of Benjamin Trumbull, Samuel Peters, and Reverend 
David McClure, sermons by Timothy Edwards and Ed- 
ward Dorr, and many other interesting documents. 

The steady increase in the use of our books, occa- 
sioned, in part at least, by the general awakening of an 
interest in genealogical matters, emphasizes the necessity 
for a full catalogue, the "absence of which is a continual 
embarrassment to the best interests of the library. 

Appended to this report will be found a list of our 

bound newspapers and a general outline of our manuscript 

treasures. 

Respectfully, 

ALBERT C. BATES, 

Librarian. 



SOME OF THE MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS IN THE CON- 
NECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

(Prepared by Aldert C Bates, Librarian.) 

The following list is an attempt at a rough classification 
of the larger collections of the Society. Some small 
collections, and those not of as much general interest. 
together with others not readily classified, are omitted. 

Commissions. Given by Governors of Connecticut, 16S7-1S43. 

Connecticut, Colony and State. Orders in council, 1 743-1 70S ; corre- 
spondence with other colonies and with congress, 1753-rSoo ; corre- 
spondence with England, 1693-1705 ; correspondence of agents o\ 
the colony while in England, 1742-1759 ; papers relating to early 
boundaries and patents. 

Connecticut, General Assembly. Miscellaneous, 1650-1600; acts oi. 
and drafts and copies of same ; votes of towns for Governors ; 



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amount of property taxed in different towns ; matters concerning 
sales of western lands; nominations for compress, e:c. ; auto- 
graphs of members of 1845-1 ; Sf. 

C< >nnec ticut. T< >w.\>. Papers relating to the towns of Ashford, Andover, 
Barkhamsted. Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bolton, Branford, Bristol, 
Brooklyn, Ca mia ii, Canterbury, Chaplin, Chatham, Cheshire, Col- 
chester, Colebrook. Columbia, Cornwall, Coventry. Danbury, Dur- 
ham, East Haddam, East Hartford, East Windsor. Ellington, 
Enfield, Fairfield. Farmiugton, Franklin. Glastonbury, Goshen, 
Granby, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hartford, Hartland, Hanvin- 
ton, Hebron, Kent, Killingly, Lisbon, Lebanon, Litchfield, Lyme, 
Mansfield, Middletown, Milford, New Hartford, New Haven, New 
London, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, Norwich, Plymouth, 
Pomfret, Preston, Redding, Ridgerield, Salisbury, Saybrook, 
Sharon, Simsbury, Somers, Southington, Stamford, Stonington, 
Stratford, Thompson, Tolland, Torrington, Union, Voluntown, 
Wallingford, "Washington, Waterbmy, Watertown, Wethersfield, 
Willington, Winchester, Windsor, Woodbridge, Woodbury. Under 
most of these towns there are but few papers, and those are of little 
general interest ; but under others, such as Hartford, Windsor, and 
Lebanon, there are a mass of papers, some of them of the greatest 
interest and value, such as early town, church, and proprietors' 
records. 

Deaxe, Silas. Papers of the Deane memorial to congress ; correspond- 
ence of, 1771-1789; correspondence of. with committees of 
merchants concerning a non-importation agreement ; various 
" observations " by. 

Douglass, General John. Letters to, 1775-1732; Chiefly official letters 
from Governor Trumbull. 

Eldridge, Captain James. Letters to, 1777— 1779. 

Pitch, Governor Thomas. Official correspondence of, 1754-1766. 

French War. Rolls of Connecticut troops in ; miscellaneous papers re- 
lating to the campaigns of Louisburg, Cape Breton, and Crown 
Point; letters concerning ; 1745-1762. 

Gore Land Company. Records of , and papers concerning, including a 
statement of the claims advanced by Connecticut, and the corre- 
spondence of Joseph Woodbridge and Jeremiah Halsey. 

Greene, Genkral Nathaniel. Letters of, 1778-1785. 

Grey, Samuel. Correspondence of, 1776-17S2. 

Hale, Nathan. Diary of ; pay roll of company of in April, 177C ; letters 
to, 1773-1776. 

Indians. Papers in the case of the Mohegan Indians against the Gover- 
nor and Company of Connecticut. 1743-1760. ; miscellaneous papers 
relating to the Mohegans and Pequots. 

Johnson, William Samuel. Correspondence of. 1705-1700 ; papers 
concerning the Mohegan Indians ; and lands upon the Susque- 
hannah river. 



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Kingsbury, Andrew. Correspondence of, 1 790-1824 ; miscellaneous 
papers of. 

Law, Governor Jonathan. Official correspondence of , 1741-1750. 

Militia. Rolls of and miscellaneous papers relating to about, 1 740-1 760. 

Norton, Setii. Correspondence of concerning supplies for the British 
army, 1777-1779. 

Occum, Samson. Correspondence of. 

Post-Office. Quarterly returns made by Postmasters to the United 
States Branch Bank at Hartford, 1818-1833. 

Revenue. Accounts of the collector of the fourth district of Connecticut. 

Revolution. About one hundred rolls covering the whole period of the 
war, also a number of rolls, lists, clothing accounts, etc. of Colonel 
Samuel Wyllys' regiment; orderly books, 1 775-1 7S0 ; journals, 
1775-177S ; minutes of the council of safety, 1775-1783 ; doings of 
the committee of the pay table, 1 776-1 7S9 ; a mass of bills and 
accounts relating to the war ; letters from soldiers and others 
concerning the war ; papers of the Connecticut Society of the 
Cincinnati, 

Rodkins, Reverend Thomas. Letters to, 1792-1S56 ; sermons and other 
writings of. 

Sermons. A large number by many noted divines from 1650 onward. 

Susqueiiannah Company. Book of records of proprietors' meetings ; 
names of shareholders ; land records of ; papers used in contro- 
versy concerning title to lands of ; letters concerning. 

Talcott, Governor Josefh. Official correspondence of, 1724-1741. 

Taxation. Books used by collectors in collecting the direct tax in Con- 
necticut in 179S, 1S14, 1S16. 

Trumf.ull, David. Correspondence of, 1 775-1 Soo. 

Trumbull, Jonathan. Account books of, including his personal 
accounts from an early date, and the accounts of the firm of Trum- 
bull, Fitch, and Trumbull; sermons written by; notes of sermons 
taken down by; diary of; note books of; notes made while a mem- 
ber of the General Assembly; militia and French war letters; polit- 
ical and official letters; personal and business letters; mercantile 
letters; miscellaneous letters, bills, receipts, and accounts. These 
papers extend over nearly the whole period of Governor Trumbull's 
life. 

Trumbull, Jonathan, Jr. Account and receipt books while Paymaster- 
General, 1776-17S0; military papers, 1795-1S09; military returns. 
1795-1S0S; correspondence with Roger Allien, 17S5-1S00; Paymas- 
ter-General letters, 1775— 1 77^ ; personal and business letters, 1773- 
1S09; bills and accounts; miscellaneous letters; letters from mem- 
bers of Congress, 1790-1S09; letters from the United States Gov- 
ernment, 177S-1S09; papers concerning the apprehension of fugitives 
from justice; votes of towns on the embargo, iSoo: letters concern- 
ing election sermons, 17<jS-iSoS; fast and thanksgiving proclama- 



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tions, 179S-1S09; speeches to the Legislature, communications con- 
cerning the Gore Land Company; letter books while Paymaster- 
General, 1775-1780. 

Trumbull, Joseph. Correspondence of, 1760-1778. 

Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Correspondence of, 1777-1S03; account books 
of, including accounts of supplies furnished for the American army 
during the revolution. 

War of 1S12. Papers from Fort Trumbull, consisting of rolls, pay and 
clothing receipts, letters and miscellaneous papers. 

Williams, William. Correspondence and miscellaneous writings of, 
1760-1S00. 

Wolcott. Ledgers and Genealogy, 1O47-1691 (1 vol.). 
Ancient deeds (1 vol.). 

Wolcott, Roger. Papers of, 1 631-1754 (vol. 1); 1 754-1 76S (vol. 2); nar- 
rative of the troubles in the Second Church in Windsor, 1735-1741; 
journal of the campaign against Louisburg, 1745. 

Wolcott, Oliver, Sr. Papers of, 1638-1779 (vol. 1); 1 767-1 785 (vol. 2); 
I779-I7S3 (vol. 3); 17S3-1834 (vol. 4). 

Wolcott, Oliver, Jr. Letter books of 1795-1S01; letters to, from Oliver 
Wolcott, Sr. (vol. 4); Oliver Wolcott, Sr., and Chauncey Goodrich 
(vol. 5); Rufus King, James McHenry, Timothy Pickering, Roger 
Griswold, Stephen Higginson, John Davis, Jonathan Dayton, 
Noah Webster, Jr. (vol. 6); Alexander Hamilton (vol. 7); Jedcdiah 
Morse, Noah Webster, Jr., William Murry, John Trumbull, Oliver 
Ellsworth, William Smith (vol. S); George Washington, John 
Adams (vol. 9); confidential letters on public business, also letters 
to Alexander Hamilton (vol. 10); Joel Barlow, Lemuel Hopkins, 
Benjamin Goodhue, John Trumbull, Nathan Strong (vol. 11); 
treasury reports and confidential papers (vol. 12); business and 
other letters, 1791-1795 (vol. 13); letters to, 1796-1798 (vol. 14); 
1799-1S00 (vol. 15); 1801-1S03 (vol. 16); letters from, to Oliver 
Ellsworth, Jonathan Trumbull, Uriah Tracy, Oliver Wolcott, 
Sr. (vol. 17); letters to, from George Cabot, Fisher Ames (vol. 
18); letters written during yellow fever in Philadelphia in 
1793, papers concerning the insurrection in Pennsylvania in 1794 
(vol. 19); letters to 1S04-1S07 (vol. 20); confidential papers (vol. 21); 
letters ,to in 1S0S, copies of letters by Timothy Pickering, while 
Secretary of State in 1800, letters to, from John Steele, Alexander 
Hamilton (vol. 22); letters to, from Rufus King and others, and 
papers concerning war of 1S12 (vol. 23); letters to, 1S08-1813, and 
sundry documents (vol. 24); papers relating to frontiers of the 
United States (vol. 25); rough drafts from Comptroller's office, 
Aug., 1 791, to Dec, 1794 (vols. 26-2S); rough drafts of letters from 
Treasury Department, Jan., 1795, to Dec, i8oo(vols. 20-38); circular 
letters (vol. 39); drafts of letters from Treasury Department to for- 
eign bankers and ministers of the United States. 1 7 05-170 ) (vol. 40); 
letters to Treasury Department from foreign bankers and ministers, 



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1790-1800 (vol. 41); reports, Jan., 1795, to Dec, 1799 (vol. 42); confi- 
dential letters to and from, on public business (vol. 43); executive 
communications, 1817, 181 3 (vol. 44); private letters to and from. 
1817, iSi8(vol. 45); executive communications, 1.819 (vol. 46); letters 
to and from, 1 820-1 823 (vol. 47); miscellaneous letters (vol. 48); 
drafts and copies of messages to Legislature of Connecticut, 1S17- 
1S26 (vol. 49); executive communications and private letters, 1820-r 
1S24 (vol. 50); rough drafts of messages to Legislature of Connecti- 
cut (vol. 51); letters relative to life of (vol. 52); letters on private 
business (vol. 53), 
Woodbridge, Theodore. Letters to, 1777-17S2. 



LIST OF BOUND NEWSPAPERS IN THE CONNECTICUT 
HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

(Prepared by Albert C. Bates, Librarian.) 

In addition, there are many unbound files, dating since 
1820, and various scattering - newspapers. In the adjoining- 
rooms of the Hartford Public Library many recent files 
can be found. 

Albion, The. New York. (Weekly.) June 22, 1S22, to Nov. 24, 1S27; 

June 2, 1830, to Dec. 26, 1S35. 
American Mercury. Hartford. (Weekly.) Aug. 2, 17S4, to Jan. 17, 

17S5; Jan. 26, 17S9, to Feb. 17, 1S15; Jan. 6, 1824, to Dec. 27. 1S25. 
Atlas, The. Boston. (Semi-Weekly.) July 15, 1S35, to Dec. 2?. 1839. 

(Daily.) July 2, to Oct. 17, 1S32; Dec. 25. 1S37, to Dec. 31, 1S39. 
Aurora. Philadelphia. (Daily.) June 9, 1S01, to Dec. 31, 1804; Jan. 2, 

1S07, to Dec. 2S, 1S09; Nov. 25, 1S12, to May 26, 1S13. 
Balance, and Columbian Repository, Hudson, N. Y. (Weekly.) Jan. 

5 to Dec. 28, 1802; Jan. 3, 1804, to Apr. 5, 1S0S. 
Bouquet, The. Hartford. (Fortnightly.) June 11, i8gi,toJune i 1833. 
Boston Chronicle. (Weekly.) Dec. 21, 1767, to Dec. 26, 176S. 
Boston Daily Atlas. See Atlas, The. 
Boston Daily Globe. Oct. 30, 1832, to June 16, 1S33 
Boston Gazette. (Semi-Weekly.) Jan. 1, 1798, to Dec. 20, 1S05: May 4. 

1S09, to June 1, 1S12; Jan. 4, 1813, to Dec. 30, 1S24; Jan. 1, i$26, to 

Dec. 29, 1S2S. (Daily.) May 5, 1828, to Dec. 31, 1835. 
Boston News Letter. (Weekly.) Nov. 28, 1715, to June 1, 1719. 
Boston Patriot- (Semi- Weekly.) Mar. 3, 1800, to Dec. 4. 1816. 
Boston Price Current and Marine Intelligencer. See Boston 

Gazette. 
Boston Recorder. (Weekly.) Jan. 3, 1816, to Dee. eS, 1831. 
Boston Recorder and Tei.eou.umi. Sec Boston Recorder. 
Boston Telegraph. (Weekly.) Jan. 1 to Dee. 23, 1824. 



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Columbian, The. New York. (Semi-Weekly.) May i, 1813, to Nov. 23, 

1 816. Imperfect file. . . 

Columbian, The. Hartford. (Weekly.) Jan. 6 to Dec. 2S, 1844. 
Columbian Centinel. Boston. (Semi- Weekly.) July 3 to Dee. 29, 1790; 

Mar. 13 to Dee. 2S, 1793; Mar. 12, 1794, to Sept. 5, 1795; Jan. 6, 1796, 

to June 24, 1797; Jan. 31 to June 27, 179S; Jan. 2, 1799, to Mar. 1, 

1806; Aug. 2 to Dee. 31, 1S06; Aug. 1, 1807, to Dec. 31, 1817; Jan. 

2, 1819, to Dec. 31, 1S2S. 
Commercial Chronicle. London. (Tri-Weekly.) Apr. 29 to Sept. 9, 

1S02. Scattering numbers. 
Congregationalist, The. Hartford. (Weekly.) Jan. 5, 1S39, to Dec. 

26, 1S40. 
Connecticut Centinel. New London. (Weekly.) Dec. 17, 1S28, to 

July 7, 1830. 
Connecticut Courakt. Hartford. (Weekly). Oct. 29, 1764, to Dee. 25, 

1 84 1. 
Connecticut Farmers Gazette and Horticultural Register. See 

Farmers Gazette. 
Connecticut Gazette. New Haven. (Weekly.) Aug. 15, 1761, to 

June 5, 1762. 
Connecticut Gazette. New London. (Weekly.) Nov. iS, 1763, to 

Nov. 9, 1764; Nov. 14, 1766, to Jan. 3, 1S38. 
Connecticut Herald. New Haven. (Weekly.) iS24toiS34. Scatter- 
ing numbers. 
Connecticut Journal and New Haven Post Boy. (Weekly.) 1772 to 

1805. About -_o scattering numbers. 
Connecticut Mirror. Hartford. (Weekly.) July 1, 1809, to Dec. 1, 

1832. 
Connecticut Observer. Hartford. (Weekly.) Jan. 4, 1825, to Dec. 24, 

1836. 
Connecticut Spectator. Middletown. (Weekly.) Apr. 20, 1S14, to 

Apr. 10, 1816. 
Corsair, The. New York. (Weekly.) Mar. 16, 1S39, to Mar. 7, 1S40. 
Courier, The. London. (Daily.) Nov. 2, 1S07, to May 7, 1S0S. 
Courier, The. Norwich. (Weekly.) Nov. 21, 1S04, to Nov. 11, 1S07. 
Daily National Intelligencer. Washington. Nov. iS, 1S1S, to Mar. 

2, 1819; Jan. 2, 1S32, to Dec. 31, 1S44. 
Daily Evening Whig. Hartford. May 2. 1S4S, to Jan. 22, 1S49. 
Danbury Gazette. (Weekly.) Oct. 5, 1S13, to Mar. 29, 1S14. Imper- 
fect file. 
Democratic Press. Philadelphia. (Daily.) July 2 to Dec. 31, 18 10. 
Elm Leaf. East Hartford. (Published irregularly.) May iS, 1S63, to 

June 2S, 1S65. Vols. 1-4. 
Episcopal Watchman. Hartford. (Weekly.) Mar. 26, 1S27, to Mar. 17, 

1S2S. 
Farmers Gazette and Horticultural Register. New Haven. 

(Weekly.) Aug. 2S, 1S40, to Aug. 19, 1S42. 



32 

Farmer's Museum, or Li tf.raky Gazette. Walpolc, N. H. (Weekly.) 

Nov. 24, 1795, to Oet. 19, 1S05. - 
Federal Republican, and Commercial Gazette. Georgetown, 1). C. 

(Tri- weekly.) Aug. 9, 1S12, to Aug. 16, 1S13. 
Fountain, The. New Haven. (Weekly.) Feb. 2, 1844, to Jan. 24, 1845. 
Galignani's Messenger. Paris. (Daily.) Nov. 29, 1S36, to July 2-, 

1837. Scattering numbers. 

Gazette of the United States. Philadelphia. (Semi-weekly.) Apr. 
15, 17S9, to Sept. 18, 1793. 

Globe; The. Washington. (Daily. ) Nov. 12, 1836, to Feb. 29, 1840. 

Greenleaf's New York Journal, and Patriotic Register. (Semi- 
Weekly.) Jan. 3, 1795, to Apr. 1, 1796. 

Hampden Register. Westfield, Mass. (Weekly.) Apr. 25, 1S27, to Nov. 
12, 1S2S. 

Hampden Whig. Springfield. (Weekly.) Feb. 24, 1830, to Feb. 11, 1S35. 

Hartford Daily Courant. Sept. 12, 1837, to Apr. 30, 1S3S ; Dec. 5, 

1838, to Dec. 30, 1S4S. 

Hartford Evening Journal. (Daily.) Nov. 1, 1843, to Jan. 30, 1S45. 
Hartford Evening Prfss. (Daily.) Feb. 2S, 1S56, to Dec. 31, 1S66 ; 

July 1, 1S67, to Jan. 31, 1S6S. 
Hartford Times. Jan. 14, 1S17, to Nov. 10, 1S34. (Weekly.) June 10, 

1S35, to Sept. 22, 1S3S. (Semi- Weekly.) Jan. 14 to Apr. 13, 1839. 

(Daily.) Jan. 22, 1S40, to Feb. i, 1S41. (Tri-Weekly.) Mar. 2, i$4i, 

to Dec. 30, 1S48. (Daily.) 
Herald, The. New York. (Semi-Weekly.) Jan. 4, 1794, to Sept. 30. 

1797. 
Home Journal. New York. (Weekly.) Jan. 1, 1S4S, to Dec. 22. 1849. 
Homestead, The. Hartford. (Weekly.) Sept. 20, 1S55, to Sept. iS. 

1856 ; Sept. 24, 1S57, to Sept. 16, 1S5S. 
Independent Chronicle. Boston. (Semi-Weekly.) Jan. 2 to Dec. 2S, 

1809 ; Nov. 26, 1S12, to May 27, 1S13. 
Log Cabin. New York and Albany. (Published irregularly.) May 2 

to Dec. 5, 1S40. 
Lady's Monitor. New York. (W T cekly.) Oct. 10, 1S01, to May 22, 1S02. 
Massachusetts Centtnfl. Boston. (Semi-Weekly.) Jan. 3, 1789, t<> 

Dec. 29, 1790. 
Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News Letter. 1706 to 

1775. Scattering numbers. 
Massachusetts Mercury. Boston. (Semi-Weekly.) Jan. 2. 179S. to Dec. 

31. 1799. 
Massachusetts Spy. See Thomas' Massachusetts Spy. 
Middlesex Gazette. Middletown. (Weekly.) Nov. S, 1785, to May l, 

1834- 
Monitor, The. Washington. (Semi-Weekly.) Mar. 16 to June 15, 1809- 
Mountain County Herald. See Winsted Herald. 
Mystic Pioneer. (Weekly.) Mar. 12, 1859, to Mar. 3, 1S00. 
National IEvas. Worcester. (Weekly.) June 15, 1803, to Dec. 30, I$13. 

Imperfect file. 



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National Gazette, and Literary Register. Philadelphia. (Semi- 
Weekly. Tri- Weekly from Feb. 20, 1823.) Feb. 16, 1S22, to Mar. 

31, 1S32 ; Dec. io, 1S33, to Dec. 31, 1835. 
National Intelligencer, Washington. (Tri- Weekly.) Dec. 9, 1S01, to 

June 20, 1S03 ; Dec. 26, 1S08, to Dec. 17, 1S25 ; June 2S, 1S27, to 

June 25, 1S29. June to Dec. 1829, scattering numbers. Jan. 2, 

1838, to Dec. 29, 1859. 
National Journal. Washington. (Tri-Weekly. Semi-Weekly from 

June 1, 1830.) Mar. 10, 1S25, to Aug. 30, 1831. 
New England Galaxy. Boston. (Weekly.) July 6 to Dec. 7, 1S27. 

Imperfect file. 
New England Palladium. Boston. (Semi-Weekly.) Jan. 2, 1S01, to 

Dec. 30, 1S03 ; Jan. 2 to Dec. 29, 1807 ; Jan. 4 to Dec. 30, 1S25 ; 

Jan. 2, 1829, to Dec. 31, 1S30. 
New England Weekly Review. Hartford. Mar. 17, 1S28, to Oct. 31, 

1832. 
New Hampshire and Vermont Journal; or, The Farmers Weekly 

Museum. See Farmers Museum. 
New Haven Gazette. (Weekly.) May 13 to Sept. 2, 17S4 ; June 6 to 

Sept. 22, 1785. 
New Haven Gazette, and Connecticut Magazine. (Weekly.) Feb. 

16, 1786, to June 8, 1789. 
New London Gazette. See Connecticut Gazette. 
New London Summary, or The Weekly Advertiser. Aug. 15, 1760, 

to July 17, 1 76 1 ; Oct. 175S, to Feb. 1763, scattering numbers. 
New York Advertiser. (Weekly.) Jan. 2, iSiS, to Dec. 29, 1S21. 
New York Advocate and Journal, for the Country. (Semi- Weekly.) 

June 15 to Oct. 16, 1832. 
New York American. (Serai- Weekly.) May 30, 1S26, to Apr. 3, 1S29. 
New York American Advocate, for the Country. ■ Semi- Weekly.) 

Nov. 1, 1S31, to June S, 1S32. 
New York Commercial Advertiser. (Daily. Mar. 8,1839, to Feb. 29, 

1S40. 
New York Evening Post. (Daily.) Nov. 16, 1S01, to Nov. 15, 1S17 ; 

Jan. 1, 1S55, to June 30, 1S6S ; Jan. 1, 1869, to Dec. 31, 1S70. 
New York Herald. (Semi-Weekly.) May 3, 1S09, to Jan. 7, 1815. 
New York Journal of Commerce. (Daily.) July 16, 1S35, to Dec. 30. 

1S4S. 
New York Observer. (Weekly.) Jan. 1, 1S25, to Feb. 16, 1S28. 
New York Semi-Weekly Tribune. Apr. 4 to Dec. 23, 1S54. 
New York Spectator. (Semi- Weekly.) Oct. 4, 1797, to Sept. 30, 1S01 ; 

Jan. 4, 1S04, to Dec. 2S, 1S0S. 
N'ew York Tribune. (Weekly.) Sept. 1S to Mar. 26, 1S42. 
N'ew York Weekly Magazine ; or, Miscellaneous Repository. Oct. 

21, 1795, to May 25, 1796. 
New York Weekly Tribune. Jan. 3 to Dec. 26, 1S46. 
Newport Herald. (Weekly.) Oct. 9, 178S, to Nov. 12, 1789. 
5 



34 

Northern Courier. Hartford. (Weekly.) Mar. 17, 1S36, to Aug. 30, 

1838. 
Northern Watchman. See Congregationalist, The. 
Norwich Packet. (Weekly.) Jan. 9, iSoo, to Jan. 6, 1S01. 
Patriot and Democrat. Hartford. (Weekly.) Mar. 7, 1S35, to Feb. 

20, 1841. 
Patriotic Gazette. Northampton. (Weekly.) Jan. 2 to June :6, 1S00. 
Phenix. See Windham Herald. 
Political Observatory. Walpole, N. H. (Weekly.) Dec. 17, 1803, to 

Nov. 2, 1S05. Imperfect file. 
Portland Advertiser and Gazette of Maine. (Weekly.) Jan. 7 to 

Oct. 7, 1S34. 
Recorder and Telegraph. See Boston Recorder. 

Repertory, The. Boston. May 25, 1S09, to Dec. 29, 1S12. (Semi- 
Weekly.) Feb. 16, 1814, to Sept. 16, 1S15. (Tri- Weekly.) 
Republican Watch Tower. New York. (Semi- Weekly.) May 4,1803, 

to May 2, 1S06 ; Jan. 3, 1S07, to Apr. 29, 180S. 
Rural Gazette. Sharon. (Weekly.) Dec. 22, 1S00, to July 13, 1801. 

Scattering numbers. 
Russell's Commercial Gazette. See Boston Gazette. 
Scientific American. New York. (Weekly.) Sept. 26, 1S46, to Sept. 

16, 1S48. 
Spectator, The. New York. See New York Spectator. 
Springfield Daily Republican. Jan. 1, 1855, to Dec. 31, 185C. 
State Temperance Journal, and Home Visitor. Hartford. (Weekly.) 

Jan. 2, to Sept. 24, 1S68. 
Telescope, or American Herald. Leominster, Mass. (Weekly.) Jan. 

23, 1800, to July 9, 1801. 
Temperance Recorder. Albany. (Monthly.) Mar. 6, 1S32, to Feb. 5, 

1833. 
Thomas' Massachusetts Spy, or The Worcester Gazette. (Weekly.) 

Jan. 1, 1784, to June 2, 17S5. 
Times, The. Hartford. See Hartford Times. 
United States Chronicle. Providence. (Weekly.) Nov. 23, 1786, to 

Sept. 11, 17SS; Feb. 14, 1788, to July 17, 1S00, scattering numbers. 
United States Gazette. Philadelphia. (Semi- Weekly.) Jan. 1, 1807, 

to Mar. 30, 1S12. 
United States Telegraph. Washington. Jan. 5 to Dec. 27, 1S32. 

(Daily.) Imperfect file. Mar. 13 to Nov. 20, 1S39. (Semi-Weekly.) 
Weekly Messenger. Boston. Oct. 13, 1S12, to Oct. 8, 1813. 
Weekly Visitor, or Ladies' Miscellany. New York. Dec. 17, 1803. 

to Oct. 25. 1S06. 
Wethersfield Weekly Farmer. Dec. 11, 1886, to Dec. 31, 1SS7. 
Windham Herald. (Weekly.) Apr. 23, 1791, to June 14, 1794; Apr. 12. 

1794, to Apr. 3, 1800; Jan. 2, 1801, to Dec. 27, 1S04. 
Winsted Herald. (Weekly.) May 14, 1S53, to Jan. 2, 1863. 
Witness, The. Litchfield. (Weekly.) Aug. 21, 1805. to June 24, 1807. 



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FUNDS OF THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 
General Fund. 

5 shares Hartford National Bank, 

15 " Phoenix National Bank, 
10 " Am. Exchange Nat. Bank, N. Y. 
10 " Continental Nat. Bank, N. Y., 

16 " City Bank, Hartford, . 
10 " Pitts., Ft. Wayne &C.R. R. Co. 

1 Debenture Bond, la. Loan & Trust Co. 
1 Mortgage Loan, D. W. Baker, 
Deposit Society for Savings, . 

" Charter Oak National Bank, 
1 Bond Syracuse Coal & Salt Co t , Si, 000 



Par. 
$500.00 


$156 


$7So.oo 


1,500.00 


125 


1,875.00 


, 1,000.00 


154 


1,540.00 


1,000.00 


135 


1,350.00 


1,600.00 


IOI 


1,616.00 


1,000.00 


152 


1,520.00 


1,000.00 




1,000.00 


500.00 




500.00 


I,2S2.20 




1,282.20 


60S. 56 




608.56 


$9,990.76 




$12,071.76 



Publication Fund. 

20 shares Cleveland & Pitts. R. R., par $50, $1,000.00 $75 $1 ,500.00 

Deposit Society for Savings, . . 2,324.86 2,324.86 

" Charter Oak National Bank, . 320.36 320.36 
2 Bonds Syra. Coal & Salt Co., S500 — 1,000, 



Hartford, May 1, 1893. 
Compared with securities. Correct. 



$3,645.22 $4,145.22 

J. F. MORRIS, Treasurer. 



May 17, 1S93. 



ROWLAND SWIFT, Auditor. 



flDembcrs of tbc Society. 

Names, Residence, and Date of Admission. 

Those in Italics are Life Members.' 

(Those marked with a * are Life Members in consideration of contri- 
butions to the building of the Wadsworth Athenaeum.) 

Adams, Hon. Sherman Wolcott, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1S75. 
Atkins, Hon. Roswell, Bristol, Nov. 11, 1S90. 
Allen, Bennett Rowland, Hartford, Oct. 9, iSSS. 
Allen, Charles Dexter, Windsor Locks, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, 1SS9. 
Allen, Rev. Samuel Howe, Hartford, July 1, 1S90. 
Alton, Charles D., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, iSSS. 
Ambler, Samuel S., Bethel, April 1, 1S90. 
Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 
Atwood, Rev. Eugene P., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 
Bailey, Ezra Brewster, Windsor Locks, March 1. 1S92. 
Baker, Mrs. Mary Anna, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 
Baker, William Edwin, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 
Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 
Barnard, Henry, LL.D., L.H.D., Hartford, May, 1S39. 
Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 1SS9. 
Battell, Hon. Robbins, Norfolk, Oct. 4, 1S70. 
Bayne, Andrew C, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 
Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 
Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March 1. 1S92. 
Boardman, Win. Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 
Boardman, William C, Hartford, March 1, 1892. 
Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 1SS2. 
Bradin, James Watson, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 
Brainard, Leverett, Hartford, March 5, 1SS9. 
Brain a rd, Lucy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 



Brooks, Hon. Isaac W., Torrington, May 5. 1891. 

Brown, Frederick S., Hartford, April 2, iSSg. 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7. 1S90. 

Bryant, Clarence. Hartford, Jan. 5, 1392. 

Buck, Hon. John R., Hartford, March 4, 1S90. 

Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

Burr, Franklin L., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Camp, Prof. David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Carter, H. W., Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Chapin, Frederick H., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S91. 

Chapman, Hon. Charles Richard, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1SS5. 

*Chittenden, Henry A., New York City. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins. Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark, George Henry, S.T.D., Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Clarke, L. Walter, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Cleveland, Edmund James, Hartford, Nov. 9, 1S86. 

Cleveland, Hon. Edward Spicer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 

Cole, Charles J., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 13S4. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford. Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 

Cornwall, Horace, Hartford, June 2. 1S74. 

Cothren, William, Woodbury, Nov. 9. 1S52. 

Cowles, Samuel, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1S93. 

Davenport, Rev. John Sidney, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 

Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Day, George H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Day, John Calvin, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1S75. 

Deming, Hon. Lucius Parman, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 

Denison, John Ledyard. Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

Dennis, Rodney, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

DePeu, Rev. John, Norfolk, May 6. 1S90. 

Dexter, Prof. Franklin Jioicditch, New Haven. Nov. 7. 1SS2. 

Dudley. James Frederick, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Dunham, Samuel Gurley, Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

Dunham, Sylvester C, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Dustan, Rev. George. Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S91. 



40 

Ellis, George, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Fairfield, John M., Hartford, Oct. 4. 1S92. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 

Fenn, Linus TV, West Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford. June 3, 1SS4. 

Fisher, George Park, S.T.D., LL.D., New Haven, May 7, 1SS9. 

Forbes, S. Waldo, Forestville, May 3, 1S92. 

Fuller, Horace S., M.D., Hartford, April 6, i386. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford. Dec. 4, 18S3. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington. Nov. 1, 1SS7. 

Geer, Everett S., Hartford, Oct. 7, 18S9. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gillette, Rev. Arthur L., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Gold tliw ait e, Charlotte, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1S92. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis. Hartford, Dec. 12, 1S76. • 

Goodwin, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. 1, 1SS7. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1SS7. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Gowdy, Francis, East Windsor, March 5, iSSo. 

Graves, Miles Weils, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July 1, 1S73. 

Griswold, Hon. Seneca O., Windsor, Oct. 6, 1891. 

Griswold, Roger M., M.D., Portland, Dec. 2. 1890. 

Griswold, Rufus White, M.D., Rocky Hill, October 9, iSSS. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Hall, Prof. Joseph, Hartford, May 8, 1877. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford. Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hart, Samuel, D.D., Hartford, July 6, 1S75. 

Hartranft, Chester D.. D.D., Hartford, May 7. 1SS9. 

Hatch, George E., Hartford, Feb. 5, 1889. 

Hawley, Hon. Joseph Roswell, Hartford, May 5, 1868. 

Hayden, Henry R., East Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Hayden. Hon. Hezekiah Sidney, Windsor, May 7, 1889. 

Hayden, Jabcz Haskell, "Windsor Locks, Oct. 1, 1S41. 

Henry, Hon. Edward Stevens, Rockville. Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hills, Jonas Cool id gc, Hartford. May 26, 1SS5. 



'41 

Hillyer, Clara Eliza, Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 
Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, iSgo. 
Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 
Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 
Hoadly, Charles Jeremy, LL.D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S54. 
Holcombe, John M., Hartford, Feb. 3, i3qi. 
Holley, Mrs. Sarah Day, Lakeville, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Hooker, Edward B., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, iSSS. 
Hooker, John, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S92. 
Howard, Mrs. Angeline Lee, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Howard, James L., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Hulbert, George Huntington, Middletown, May 3, 1S92. 
Huntington, Austin, Norwich, May 5, 1S91. 
Huntington, Joseph S., Lyme, Feb. 7, 1854. 
Hyde, Alvin Pinney, Hartford, June 2, 1S74. 
Hyde, Ephraim Henry , Jr., Hartford, May 7, iSSS. 
Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 
Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1892. 
James, Herbert L , Rockville, Nov. 1, 1892. 
* Judson, Curtis, Hartford. 

Kellogg, Edward W., M.D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July 1, 1S90. 
Kinney, Mrs. Sarah T., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. * 

Lacey, Rowland Bradley, Bridgeport, July 2, 1SS9. 
Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1S70. 
Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 
Lee, William H., Hartford, July 2, 1S39. 
Lewis, John B., M D., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 
Lincoln, Charles L., Hartford, Nov. 11, 1S90. 
Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Loomis, Archie Harwood, Hartford, March 7, 1893. 
Loomis, Hon. Dwight, Hartford, 1S75. 
Loomis, Thomas W., Windsor, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Love, Rev, Wm. DeLoss, Jr., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 
Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 
Lyon, Irving Whitall, M.D., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 
McClellan, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, 1891. 
McCook, Rev. John J., Hartford, May 7, 1SS9. 
Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, Windsor, Feb. 2, 1S92. 
Markham, Ernest A., M.D., Durham, Dec. 1, 1S91. 
Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1SS5. 
Mather, Roland, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S44. 
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Maxwell. Francis Taylor. Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

Middlebrook. Lor.is X., Bridgeport. Xov. 7. 1882. 

Moore, Silas B., Salisbury. Feb. 4. iSmd. 

Morgan, Forrest. Hartford. May 4, 1S86. 

Morris, John Emery. Hartford. Xov. 5. 18S9. 

Morris, Jonathan Flynt, Hartford, March 7. 1S71. 

Xelson, Robert Wickham, Hartford. Dec. 2. 1890. 

Xey. John Ml, Hartford. Oct. 1. 1S89. 

Xichols, James. Hartford, Oct. 7. 1890. 

Xortham. Charles H.. Hartford, March 7. 1893. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria. Hartford. Jan. 6, 1891. 

Parker. Edwin Pond, D.D.. Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

Parsons, John Caldwell, Hartford, Xov. 3, 1891. 

Perkins, J. Dcniing, Litchfield, April 1. iSoo. 

Perry, Alfred Tyler, Hartford. Dec. 1. 1S91. 

Phillips. Daniel, Hartford, Oct. 4, 18 .2. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L.. Hartford. April i, 1S90. 

Pope. George, Hartford. Oct. 4". 1S92. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D.D.. Xorwich, Xov. 1. 1 5 S - 

Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford. Jan. 3. iS ;; . 

Reid, Rev. Lewis Hubbard. Hartford, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 

Richards, Ellis G.. Hartford, Oct. i. iSSo. 

Robbins. Edward D., Wethersfieid, June 5. 18S3. 

Robbins, Edward W., Kensington. April 5, 1SS7. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford. May 5, 1S91. 

Robinson, Hon. Henry C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Robinson, Lucius F.. Hartford. Feb. 4. 1890. 

Root, John Gilbert. Hartford, Oct. 7. 1S90. 

Rowell, Harriet. Hartford. Xov. 1. 1892. 

Russell, Gurdon Wadsivorth, M.D., Hartford. April 30, 1840. 

Russell. Thomas W., Hartford. Oct. 1. 1889. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford. Xov. 3, 1891. 

Sanborne, Rev. George E.. Hartford. Oct. 7, 1890. 

Sanford, Rev. Elias Benjamin. Westbrook. Feb. 1. 1S87. 

Sanger, Hon. Marvin H., Canterbury. Oct. 1, 18,89. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4. 1802. 

Seymour, Hon. Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport. March 3, 1891. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O.. Hartford. March 3, 1S91. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa. Seymour, Dec. 2. 1SS4. 

Shepard, James, Xew Britain, April 7, 1801. 

Skilton, DeWitt C. Hartford, Feb. 4. 1890. 



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Smith, Charles H, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 
Smith, Rev. Edward Alfred, Hartford, March 5, 1SS9. 
Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S92. 
Smith, James Alwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 
Spencer, Mary, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 
Starkweather, Nathan, Hartford, May 29, 18SS. 
Starr, Frank Farnsworth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1SS2. 
Starr, Pierre S., M.D., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 
Steams, Rev. Charles Cummings, Hartford, May 29, 18SS. 
Stearns, Henry Putnam, M.D., Hartford, April 5, 18S7. 
Stedman. John Woodhull, Hartford, Oct. 5, 1875. 
Steele, George Whipple, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 
Storrs, Mary R., Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 
Storrs, Melancthon, M.D., Hartford, May 8, 1SS3. 
Stoughton, Hon. John Alden, East Hartford, April 6, iSSf). 
Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Hartford, March 6, iSSS. 
Swift, Rowland, Hartford, June 3, 1S73. 
Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1891. 
Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 
Tallman, James Hazleton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Taylor, Henry W., Hartford, Nov. 13, iSSS. 
Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1888. 
Terry, James, New Haven, May 19, 1S6S. 

Trumbull, James Hammond, LL.D., L.H.D., Hartford, Feb. 16. 1S47. 
Trumbull, Jonathan. Norwich, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
Turner, Elisha, Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 
Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1SS9. 
Twitchell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 
Wainwright, Win. Augustus -Muhlenberg, M.D., Hartford, April 0. 

1SS6. 
Walker, George Leon. S.T.D., Hartford, May 8, 1SS3. 
Walker, Williston, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 
*Ward % William A., Hartford. 

Warner, Charles Dudley, L.H.D., Hartford. Jan. 7, 1S62. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1S90. 



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Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 
Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Welles, Ann Aurelia, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 
Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 
Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S84. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 1SS7. 
Welles, Susan Maria, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 
Wells, Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 
Wells, Edward IV., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S45. 
Whaples. Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S89. 
Wheeler, Hon. Richard A., Stonington, June 3, 1873. 
Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 1SS7. 

Williams, Rt. Rev. John, S.T.D., LL.D., Middletown, Oct. 2, 1649. 
Williams, James Baker, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
Williams, William Stuart, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April 1, 1S90. 
Woodward, Joseph G., Hartford, July 2, 18S9. 
Woodward, P. H., Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov. 13, iSSS. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



Hxmoran> flDcmbcrs, 

Amarelli, V. de, P.D., LL.D., Naples, Italy, Jan. 1, 1S50. 

Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July 1, 1S90. 

Ellis, George Edward, D.D., LL.D., Charlestown, Mass., Aug. 20, 1S44. 

Piatt, George, New York, April iS, 1S44. 

Richards, Samuel, Wilkesbarre, Pa., Oct. 2, 1S40. 

Winsor, Justin, LL.D., Cambridge, Mass., July 2. 1SS9. 

Winthrop, Robert Charles, LL.D., Boston, Mass., Oct. 4, 1870. 



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Corresponbino flfccmbcrs. 

Alexander, Rev. Walter S., Racine, Wis., June 7, 1871. 

Boltwood, Lucius M., New Haven, March 4, 1S56. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 18S6. 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine, Fla., June 2, 1874. 

Chamberlain, Mellen, LL.D., Boston, Mass., October 7, 1S51. 

De Peyster, Gen. John Watts, LL.D., Tivoli, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1863. 

Drowne, Henry Thayer, New York City, Jan. 3, 18SS. 

Green, Hon. Samuel A., M.D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1SS0. 

Herrick, Edward, Jr., Athens, Pa., Oct. 7, 1S62. 

Holden, Hon. Frederick Abbott, M.D., Washington, D. C, May 5, 1S6S. 

Isham. Charles, New York City, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York City, Jan. 4, 1SS7. 

King, F. A., Canton, China, June 1, 1847. 

Nolte, Frederick, Paris, France, Nov. 9, 1S80. 

Olmsted, Henry M., Canton, China, June 1, 1847. 

Perry, William Stevens, D.D., S.T.D., LL.D., Geneva, N. Y., June 2, 

1874. 
Pulsifer, David, Boston, Mass., Jan. 11, 1859. 
Ripley, Philip, Jr., New York City, June 3, 1S62. 
Rockwell, Charles H., Chicago, 111., Dec. 5, 184S. 
Sheldon, Hon. George, Deerfield, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 
Stiles, Henry Reed, M.D., New York City, April S, 1SS4. 
Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1SS7. 
Welling, James Clark, LL.D., Washington, D. C, June 2, 1874. 



Xist of ©citations. 



Donors. 



Adams, Charles Francis, . 
Adams, Sherman W., 
Ahern, Mrs. John, . . 
Amer. Antiquarian Society,' 
Amer. Catholic Hist. Soc, 
American Historical Association. 
American Jewish Historial Society, 
American Meterological Society, 
Amer. Monthly Mag. , Publishers of 
Amer. Numismatic and Archeologi- 

cal Society of N. Y., 
Amer. Philosophical Society, . 
Andrews, Charles M., 
Anderson, Joseph, 
Anon., . . . . . 
Ayer, Dr. James, 
Bailey, J. T., .... 
Baker, W. S. , . 
Bates, Albert C, 
Batterson, James G., 
Belknap, Leverett, . 
Belknap & Warfield, 
Board of Trade of City of Hartford 
Boardman, W. F. J., 
Boston University, . 
Bostonian Society, 
Brooklyn Library, 
Brown' Frederick S., 

Buck, Dudley 

Buffalo Historical Society, 
Canada Geological Nat. His. Survey 
Chicago Board of Trade, . 
Chicago Historical Society. 
Cincinnati Public Librarv. 

Clark, Charles II 

Clark, George H., 
Clark, Mrs. Seth H., 

Cleveland, E. J 

Collins, Holdridge O., 



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Boston, Mass., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 
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Philadelphia, Pa., 

Washington, D. C. 

New York City, 

New York City, • . 

Washington, D. C, j . 
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New T York City, i . 

Philadelphia, Pa., j . 

Bryn Mawr, Pa., 
| Waterbury, Conn., 

Boston, Mass., 

Philadelphia. Pa., j , 

Philadelphia, Pa., i . 

East Granby, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Boston, Mass., 

Boston, Mass., 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 
j Buffalo, N. Y , 
! Ottawa, Canada. 
| Chicago, 111., 
I Chicago, 111., 
| Cincinnati, Ohio, 

Hartford, Conn., 2 \ 

Hartford. Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Los Angeles, Cal 



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Donors. 



Conn. , State of (through the Sec.), 

Conn. Acad, of Arts and Sciences, 

Conn. Soc. Sons Amer. Revolution 

Cornell University, . 

Davis, E. G., . 

Darling, Charles W., 

Dedham Historial Society, 

Denison, John L., 

Dennis, Rodney, 

Dickinson, Miss Ella L., . 

Diocese of Connecticut, . 

Diocese of New Jersey, . 

Dodge, James H., auditor, 

Drowne, Henry T., . 

Edes, Henry H., 

Ely, William D., 

Enoch Pratt Free Library, 

Essex Institute, 

First Church, . 

Ford, Worthington C, 

Free Public Library, 

French, A. D. W.,' . 

Gaines, D. N., . 

Gay, Frank B 

Geer, Sons of Elihu, deceased 
Gleason, Miss Sarah E., . 

Gold, T. S 

Goodwin, James J., . 
Goodwin, The late Daniel. 

Gordon, H. L 

Gottsberger, "William S., . 
Green, Hon. Samuel A., . 
Halsey, Edmund D., 
Hart, Samuel, . 
Hartford Theological Semi nan- 
Hartford Library Association 
Harvard University, 
Havden, Miss K. L., 

Henkels, S. V 

Hewins, Miss C. M., . 
Hist, and Philosophical Soc. of Ohio 
Hist. Soc. of the State of Montana 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania 
Hoadlev, George* E., . ' . 

Hurlbut, Mrs. Elizabeth, . 
Hvde Park Historical Society, 

Isiiam, C * . 

lackson, R. H., 

Jewell, Pliny 

Kansas State Historical Society. 



Residence. 



Hartford, Conn., 
New Haven, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Ithaca, N. Y., 
Baltimore, Md., 
Utica, N. Y., 
Dedham, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Connecticut, 
New Jersey, 
Boston, Mass., 
New York City, 
Boston, Mass.', 
Providence, R. I., 
Baltimore, Md., 
Salem, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 
New Bedford, Mass. 
Boston, Mass., 
E. Hartland, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
W. Cornwall, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Minneapolis, Minn., 
New York City, 
Boston, Mass., 
Morristown, N. J., 
| Hartford, Conn., 
i Hartford, Conn., 
I Hartford, Conn., 
' Cambridge, Mass., 
! Hartford, Conn., 
| Philadelphia, Pa., 
I Hartford, Conn., 
| Cincinnati, Ohio, 
Helena, Montana, 
Philadelphia. Pa., 
! Hartford, Conn., 
j Hartford, Conn., 
Hyde Park. Mass., 
New York City, 
I Hartford, Conn., 
| Hartford. Conn., 
I Topeka, Kansas, 



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Kimball, A. R., State Librarian, 

Laval University 

Leland Stanford, Junior, University, 

Lewis, John B., 

Lewis, Lavator B., . 

Lloyd, Miss A. P 

Logan, Walter S., . 

Los Angeles Sat. Times, Pubs, of, 

Love, Rev. W. De Loss, 

Maine Historical Society, . 

Maryland Historical Society, . 

Massachusetts Historical Society, . 

Mercantile Library Association, 

Michigan Pioneer and Hist. Society. 

Minnesota Historical Society, . 

Morgan, Forrest, .... 

Morgan, The late Junius S., . 

Morris, John E.. 

Nebraska State Historical Society, . 

New Bedford Free Public Library, . 

New England Hist. Geneal. Soc, . 

New Hampshire State Library, 

New Jersey Historical Society, 

New London Co. Historical Society, 

New SouthWales Government Board, 

New York Geneal. and Biog. Society, 

New York Historical Society, . 

Newberry Library, .... 

Oneida Historical Society, 

Parker. Rev. E. P 

Parmele, George L., 

Perkins, Miss S. M., . 

Phillips, Daniel 

Pinkerton, R. A. and W. A., . 

Pittsburg, Fort Wayne 8c Chicago R. 
R. Co., Directors' of, 

Plumb, H. B. 

Poole, W. F 

Pope, Col Albert A 

Porter, Edward G 

Providence Public Library, 

Public Museum of the City of Mil- 
waukee, ...... 

Purchased, 

Record Commissioners, 

Roland Mather, .... 

Rosengarten, J. G 

Roval Society of Canada, 

Rudd, Mrs. W. B 

St. Louis Mercantile Library Asso., 



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Concord, N. H., i 

Ouebec, Canada, 

, Palo Alto, Cal., 

'. Hartford, Conn., 
Pittsfield, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., i 

! New York City, 
Los Angeles, Cal., 
Hartford, Conn., i 
Portland, Me.. i 
Baltimore, Md., i 
Boston, Mass., i 
New York City, 
Lansing, Mich'., 2 
St. Paul. Minn., 2 
Hartford. Conn., 4 
London, Eng , 4 
Hartford. Conn., 
Lincoln. Xeb., 1 


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Xew Bedford. Mass. 
Boston, Mass.. 
Concord, N. H.. 
Trenton. N. J.. 
New London, Conn. 
Australia. 
New York City, 
New York City, 
Chicago, 111., 
Utica, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn , 
Norwich, Conn , 
Hartford, Conn., 
New York City, 



Peelv, Pa., 
Chicago. 111., 
Boston, Mass., 
Dorchester, Mass., 
Providence, R. I., 



Milwaukee, Wis. 



Providence, R. I., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Philadelphia. Pa., 
Montreal, Canada, 
Lakeville, Conn., 
St. Louis, Mo., 



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Salem Public Library, 
Saturday Morning Club, . 

Sharp, W. C 

Sheldon, H. S 

Spencer, Miss Mary, . 

Starr, Frank Farnsworth, 

State Board of Health, 

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 

Stearns, Dr. H. P., .. 

Stedman, John W., . 

Stokes, Miss Caroline P., . 

Swan, Robert T., Commissioner, 

Townshend, Charles H., . 

Trinity College, . 

Trinity Tablet, Editors of, 

University of Chicago, 

University of the State of New York, 

United Societies of Shakers, . . 

U. S. Government, Departments, . 

Van Schuyver, Charles G., 

Virginia Historical Society, 

Weaver, Thomas S., 

West, Charles N., . 

Western Reserve Historical Society, 

Wheeler, H. L 

White, A. C. f 

Wisconsin State Historical Society, 

Woodward, P. H 

Worcester Society of Antiquity, 
World's Columbian Exposition, 
Yale University, . 




Salem, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Seymour, Conn., 
Suffield, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Middletown, Conn., 
Nashville, Tenn , 
Madison, Wis., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn , 
New York City, 
Boston, Mass., 
New Haven, Ccnn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford. Conn. , 
Chicago, 111., 
Albany, N. Y., 
Canterbury, N. H., 
Washington, D. C, 
Hartford, Conn., 
Richmond, Va., 
Windham, Conn., 
Savannah, Ga. , 
Cleveland, O., 
Burlington, Vt., 
Ithaca, N. Y., 
Madison, Wis., 
Hartford, Conn. , 
Worcester, Mass., 
Chicago, 111., 
New Haven, Conn., 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Connecticut ^istoxicd ^ocid^ 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 

MEETING, MAY 22, 1S94 ; 

ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS, 

AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



HARTFORD 

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

1894 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



C^e Connecticut ^tgtottcal ^society 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 

MEETING, MAY 22, 1S94, ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND 

MEMBERS AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 






The Case, Lockwood dc Brainard Co., Printers. 



Officers of tbe Society 



Elected May 22, i8q4. 



President, CHARLES J. HOADLY. 

SAMUEL HART, Hartford, 
JAMES J. GOODWIN, Hartford, 
FRANKLIN B. DEXTER, New Haven, 
RICHARD A. WHEELER, Stontngton, 
ROWLAND B. LACEY, Bridgeport, 
ROBBINS BATTELL, Norfolk, 
FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Mibdletown, 
ELLEN D. LARNED, Thompson. 



Vice-Presidents, 



Recording Secretary, " 

Corresponding Secretary, 

Treasurer, 

Librarian, 

Auditor, 



Membership Committee, 



Library Committee 



Publication Committee, 



Committee on- 
Monthly Papers, 



FRANK B. GAY. 

W. DeLOSS LOVE. 

JONATHAN F. MORRIS. 

ALBERT C. BATES. 

ROWLAND SWIFT. 

JONATHAN F. MORRIS, 
SHERMAN W. ADAMS, 
JOHN W. STEDMAN, 
JULIUS GAY, 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, 
JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, 
FRANCIS H. PARKER. 

f SAMUEL HART, 
J FRANK B. GAY, 
j J. COOLIDGE HILLS. 

{SHERMAN W. ADAMS, 
FORREST MORGAN, 
MARY K. TALCOTT. 

P. H. WOODWARD. 
CHARLES B. WHITING, 
FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR. 



B^Xaws of tbe Society 

[In force, May, 1894.] 



1. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding, and Hon- 
orary* Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connect- 
icut ; and no others shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the 
Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out 
of the State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee 
or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered im- 
portant public service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of his- 
toric inquiry, or literature generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or 
resident member, until at least one month after his nomination by the 
Committee on Membership ; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, 
at a regular meeting, at which net less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding 
members shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident 
members, stating the reasons for such nomination, and the qualifications 
of the persons proposed for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, 
and there shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding 
officer shall declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, 
if the recommendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be ad- 
mitted by the votes of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and 
two dollars every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if 
they reside without, the limits of the town of Hartford ; or. in lieu there- 
of, any person entitled to be a member may constitute himself a life 
member by paying at one time the sum of twenty-five dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to sigl 
his acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice 
thereof, and to pay the admission fee. he shall forfeit the privilege of be- 
coming a member. The payment of the annual assessment shall here- 



after cor :.u;:e a mr.diti -.-. :■: ;": v;^ member hip - ' dhe -.-.:• ; - 
refusal to pay the same for the period of six months after the »"f»a l 
meeting of the hall be deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

A copy '.i the by-Is i 1 be pre: ■_-.-.--.'. — .una me r ecu: 

the adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to every 
resident member tc be -:vr.e 1 and rearmed le: :tar 

bers who shall subscribe the same shall thereafter be considered as 
acceptir.c- me pm ' ~. respocemtr the annual a u- ssr . . ar . u - 

dicions -,: mem: .: ship. 

II. OFFICERS. 

1. The Tenner- ::' the 3: : . iety tc be ele .ted a.: the ar . or. :; 
by bail'.: and tc held cheer : trices :':: me ear and no:' ethers - 
chosen, shall be— a Pre y i vedmg eight Vke-Presiden 
Recording Seer e: a. a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Com- 
mittee on Member -.hip :: mm 

Libra-/, and en Publication each tc • c nsisc : mree- member 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees 
snail constitute the i:::!::: llommitcee .: ::.- mcoety. 

A Librarian and dab me: 1-i.eper shall be m:.::d ::. :':e ::~ ra- 
tion cf the Sm.i::. s - lmn::::r " hene.er m: npp::u:men: shai. :e 
deemed advisable 

2. The President shall he :.. _vv. :n airman cf :be Smndm^ 
mi::ee : snail preside a: all meemcus :: the Society and r.m:iii 5 - _ - 
mi::ee : call, by himself :: r,ecre:a:y ail meeemzrs if me ioo:e:y _. - 
deliver or prom de for an address a: :be annual meetmv. 

3. The Re::: dm a- Secretary shall nave :us: iy :: :h 

and Sra ::' me Society mall me ucc:ce :: rev members :: their 
elev.vm an b fa:ru-h men: cer:m_a:e= ::' membership aee: an a:: - 
journal cf :he trar.sacrims ::' me S:c:e:y and -n:i.:; I mm.v.ee ao d 
when directed by the proper omcer. call meetings :f me same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence 
in behalf ::" me 5 1 ::ecy 

5. The Treasurer shah receive me admissim fees ar 1 r. 
names cf the per sir.- paymc; the sane : me l-hemrdm;. Seme car 

shall also receive all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of 
money made :: the 5 vie:;.- -hall pay: :he irder : :he chairman i 
the Standing Committee such sums as may be required for the ore 
ezp>en--c-s of the S e:y and sum as :he S ::e:y map inn.-: : recti 
be paid ; shall true and faithful account of al re reived 

and paid by him, and of the property and debts of the Soc: shall, 

at the annual meeting, render a particular s n tobeexn 

audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such annual meeting 
for tha: pure ise 



6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, 
shall arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and 
other articles deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, before 
every annual meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library 
Committee of his doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the 
condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propo- 
sitions for the admission of members. No nominations for membership 
shall be considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular 
meeting of the Society. 

8. The Committee on. the Library shall, before each annual meet- 
ing, make a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited 
in the rooms of the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing 
Committee, including in such report the annual report of the Librarian. 
They may make purchases for the Library, under the direction of the 
Society, within the income of the Library fund, or to such an amount as 
may be appropriated by a vote of the Society for such purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all 
publications ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, 
report to the Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such 
papers, from the library of the Society or other sources, as are most 
suitable for publication in volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the 
Society, fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of 
the Society, and make an annual report to the Society. Any three mem- 
bers of this Committee may constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business, and a notice for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 
notice for the meeting of this Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

i. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such 
time and place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of 
each month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his 
absence, by the Recording Secretary, on the application of three 
members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in 
one or more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified. 
seven members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, 
other than the admission of new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 



IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 



1. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in 
a book kept for that purpose. 

2. No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society 
have a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, 
and may at any time be taken by the depositor in person, or delivered on 
his written order. But every deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or 
withdrawn, shall, after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a 
donation, and become the property of the Society ; unless,- at the time of 
making the deposit, other conditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 

V. LIBRARY. 

1. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles 
belonging to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate 
charge of the Librarian, acting under the direction of the Library Com- 
mittee. 

2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and 
the examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, 
at such time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the 
Library Committee ; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the 
room, without a special vote of the Society, except by the Committee on 
Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. 
Thomas Day, the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations 
and subscriptions which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publi- 
cation Fund — the income of which shall be applied, under the direction 
of the Publication Committee, toward the expense of such publications 
as may be ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular 
meeting, held prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



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annual Hbbress, 



CT T is gratifying to report an increased interest in the 
prosperity of the Society for the past year, as evi- 
± denced in attendance at our monthly meetings, and 
by a readiness to assist in every good work suggested to 
advance the Society's usefulness. This liberality was 
notably shown in the call which was made for subscrip- 
tions for the purchase of the Patterson Library. ■ Nearly 
four-fifths of the purchase price was contributed by the 
members of the Society. 

MEMBERSHIP. 
The present membership of the Society is 313, an 
increase for the past year of 26. Resident members, 283, 
of whom 48 are life members ; honorary members, 7 ; 
corresponding members, 23. The increase in member- 
ship has been entirely in resident members 

ANNUAL FIELD DAY. 

The Society's Annual Field Day was enjoyed in the 
old town of Windsor on the 14th day of June, 1S93. 
Returning through East Granby, the old Newgate Prison 
was visited, and all its interesting features inspected and 
its abandoned caverns explored. The party numbered 
forty-eight. 

On arriving in carriages at the southern part of 
Windsor, the party was met by Jabez H. Hayden, H. 
Sidney Hayden, M. W. Hayden, and Thomas W. Loomis, 
who politely volunteered to act as escort during the day. 
All the places of historic interest in the town were 



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visited, including- the Plymouth meadows, where the first 
house was erected, the ancient burying ground, the home 
of the ancestors of ex-President Grant, and the famous 
mansion house of Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth, which 
is to-day in the same condition that it was in when Gen. 
Washington was an honored oaiest of his friend, the 
Chief Justice. All places of interest in the town were 
marked by flags, and fully explained by the intelligent 
guides. No town in New England, not marked by some 
great battle or Indian massacre, can furnish more places 
of interest to the student of history than the old town of 
Windsor, and the members of the Society very greatly 
enjoyed the day spent there. 

The visit to old Newgate, the barbarous and inhu- 
man receptacle of the State criminals in a past genera- 
tion, was a striking object lesson to those interested in 
the progress of enlightened Christian sentiments among 
the people. Overlooking one of the most beautiful and 
inspiring natural scenes in New England, the internal 
arrangements of the prison, for the mere existence of the 
inmates, were as revolting and horrible as anything we 
read of in the Middle Ages. Yet this was Connecticut's 
principal penal institution down to a time within the 
memory of men now living. 

MONTHLY ESSAYS AND PAPERS. 

Rev. Dr. George H. Clark of this city presented to 
the Society the first paper of the year on Tuesday even- 
ing, Oct. 3, 1893. His theme was John Wheelwright, an 
Episcopal clergyman, of Bilsby, England, who was held 
in contempt of church for non-conformist doctrines and 
emigrated to Boston in 1636. His fortunes and misfor- 
tunes formed a theme for a deeply interesting paper, 
characterized by great original research. 

The paper on the 7th of November was furnished by 



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State Librarian Hoadly, and was upon the subject of 
"The Hiding of the Charter." He explained that there 
was a duplicate copy of the original charter of Connecti- 
cut sent out from England in the year 1663, and that it 
was this copy that was in the possession of Capt. Wads- 
worth and was concealed by him at the time of the visit 
of Sir Edmund Andros to Hartford in 1687. Dr. Hoad- 
ly's thorough knowledge of Connecticut history could not 
have been more clearly shown on any other subject than 
this. He was complimented by the attendance of the 
largest audience that ever assembled in the Society's 
rooms, who warmly expressed their pleasure in his treat- 
ment of the subject. 

The monthly meeting in December was addressed 
by ex-President Hon. Henry Barnard. He spoke of 
" Hartford's South Side/' and was reminiscent from his 
earliest recollection in 181 5. He was listened to with 
great interest. 

At the January meeting J. G. Woodward, Esq., read 
a highly interesting paper upon the life and character of 
" Elizabeth Canning," a noted woman of the last century, 
who was banished from England and settled in Wethers- 
field, where she died in 1773. The subject has been a 
favorite one with historical students, and Mr. Woodward, 
in this paper of his, has the credit of clearing up more of 
the mysteries of the case than any other writer. 

Professor Williston Walker read a paper before the 
February meeting of the Society upon " The Services of 
the Mathers in New England Religious Development." 
The Mathers referred to were of course Richard, In- 
crease, and Cotton. Professor Walker has made a thor- 
ough study of this and kindred subjects, and is the 
highest authority upon them. " He presented his subject 
in a deeply interesting manner. 

At the March meeting of the Society Rev. \V. 



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DeLoss Love read a paper upon " Samson Occom — the 
Christian Indians of Connecticut and their emigration to 
the Oneida country." The paper was one of unusual 
interest from its exhaustive treatment of a portion of 
Connecticut history not generally understood, and its 
portrayal of the life and character of the most remarkable 
man known to us of the Indian race. 

At the April meeting of the Society Mrs. Charles 
H. Smith read a paper, prepared almost wholly from 
original sources, upon " The Extinct Niantics." The 
history of the tribe from the early settlement of the 
country was given, with very full sketches of the life 
and character of each one of the ten last survivors, down 
to the last one properly a tribal Indian, who died in 1870. 
The paper was an excellent one, and well received. 

The eighth and closing paper of the year was read 
before the Society at its May meeting by Bishop Thomas 
M. Clark of Rhode Island. His subject was " William 
Blake, painter and poet." The career of this remarkable 
man was vividly sketched, and his works, both as painter 
and poet, described and criticised in an appreciative and 
charitable spirit. 

DECEASED MEMBERS. 

Six of our members have dropped from the roll of 
the Society by death during the past year: — George 
Lucius Bulkley, Aug. 30, 1893; Andrew Christie Bayne, 
Oct. 12, 1893; Austin Parks Huntington, Nov. 23, 1893; 
Francis Gowdy, Jan. 21, 1894; Alvan Pinney Hyde. 
Feb. 5, 1894; and Frederick Spencer Brown, May 6, 1S94. 

George Lucius Bulkley was born in North 
Granville, N. Y., February 20, 1832, and died while on 
a temporary visit, at the same place, August 30. 1803. 
His business life was spent in the dry-goods trade in 



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New York city. Many years ago he settled in Hart- 
ford, and passed the remainder of his life here in a 
quiet and uneventful manner, in the enjoyment of an 
ample fortune. He was highly respected by all with 
whom he came in contact. His wife and three chil- 
dren survive him. 

Captain Andrew C. Bayxe was born in Perthshire, 
Scotland, on the 21st day of May, 1841, and died very 
suddenly, October 12, 1893, while on a carriage drive 
through New York State, at a village near Utica. He 
came to this country very young with his family, who 
settled at New York Mills, N. Y. At the been lining 
of the War of the Rebellion he enlisted as a common 
soldier, but soon was advanced to official grades till he 
reached the rank of captain. He was engaged in Mary- 
land and Virginia in active service through the entire 
war, and on four occasions was severely wounded. At 
the close of the war he entered the regular service as 
second lieutenant, and continued there till 1S71, when 
he was retired for disabilities incurred in the line of 
duty. He engaged in the business of fire insurance, 
and in 1885 was appointed general agent for Eastern 
New York of the ^tna Insurance Company of this city. 
In 1 888 he was elected secretary of the company, and in 
1892 was advanced to the office of vice-president, which 
place he filled at the time of his death. 

Captain Bayne was a man of remarkable business 
capacity, enthusiastic and energetic in all things that 
engaged his attention. He was active in religious 
work, in Grand Army work, and was a man of line 
historic and scholarly tastes. By his death our Society 
sustains a serious loss. He left a widow, but no 
children. 



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Austin Parks Huntington was born in Chicago, 
December 7, 1857. He died in the island of Martinique, 
West Indies, November 23, 1S93. He graduated from 
Harvard University, and soon after commenced the 
practice of law in New York city. Failing in health, 
he abandoned his profession and made an extensive 
tour in Europe and the East. On his return he estab- 
lished himself in mercantile business in New York. 
Again compelled by failing health,' he abandoned this 
pursuit and settled in Norwich, Conn., the home of his 
ancestors, after an extensive tour in Europe. He was 
a lineal descendant, in the third generation, of General 
Jabez Huntington, of revolutionary fame, and was 
much interested in historical matters. He was a man 
of rare literary tastes and culture, and of attractive 
personal qualities. 

Colonel Francis Gowdy was born in East Wind- 
sor, on the 2 1 st of February, 1821. He died in Clinton, 
Conn., January 21, 1894. In early life he passed sev- 
eral years in Louisville, Ky., but afterwards, and until 
a few months of his death, resided at the place of his 
birth. He retired from business and removed to Clin- 
ton for the benefit of his health, and soon after passed 
away. His business was that of a farmer and distiller. 

Colonel Gowdy was an active, public-spirited man. 
He represented his native town in the Legislature of 
the State in 1870 and 1871, and in early life was 
prominent in military affairs. He was frank and posi- 
tive in the expression of his opinions. Strictly honest 
himself, he hated anything like trickery or double- 
dealing in others. He loved his friends, and was 
social in his disposition. He had read much, had 
a good memory, especially for historic events, and 
delighted to converse on historical topics. He left a 
widow and two children. 



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Alvax Pinxey Hyde was born in Stafford, Conn., 
March 10, 1S25. He died in this city, February 5, 1S94. 
He was fitted for college at Monson Academy, and 
entered Yale University in 1S41. He graduated in 
1845, and at once commenced the study of law in the 
office of the late Judge Loren P. Waldo in Tolland. 
He was admitted to the bar in 1847, an d opened an 
office in Stafford, where he remained for two years, 
when he married a daughter of Judge Waldo, and 
returned to Tolland, assuming the office of president of 
the Tolland County Bank. He represented the town 
of Tolland in the State Legislature in 1854, 1858, and 
1863, but after that never held public office. In 1864 
he removed to Hartford, and soon after the famous law 
firm of Waldo, Hubbard & Hyde was formed, and con- 
tinued till the death of the senior partners. After that 
time, and till his death, his partners were Charles E. 
Gross, and his sons, William Waldo and Frank E. 
Hyde. 

Mr. Hvde was one of the leading members of the 
bar of the State, was of a kind and orenerous nature, 
and deeply interested in all that pertained to the his- 
tory and prosperity of his native State. 

Frederick Spencer Brown was born in East 
Hartford, February 25, 1822. He died at his residence 
in this city on the 6th day of May, 1894. 

Mr. .Brown, in early life, engaged in the tobacco 
trade, and pursued this business in connection after- 
wards with extensive dealings in real estate, till 1S78, 
when he was elected town and city collector of Hart- 
ford, a place which he filled with great popularity to 
the time of his death. He was a quiet and unpreten- 
tious man, but no one had a wider acquaintance with 
the men of affairs throughout the State, and no man 



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was more frequently consulted by them, and the advice 
of no one was received with greater respect. His 
tastes were domestic, scientific, literary, and antiqua- 
rian, and he had a large collection of books, pictures, 
and articles of curiosity to testify to his zeal in studies 
of such subjects. He was friendly and helpful to all 
around him, and his death was widely and sincerely 
mourned. 

LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 
The report of the Librarian will be read with 
especial interest. He gives a full account of the 
famous Patterson Library, which the Society purchased 
the past year for the sum of five thousand dollars. 
This is supposed to be the largest and most valuable 
individual collection of genealogical books and manu- 
scripts in this country. This, added to our present 
collection, gives us a leading position in this depart- 
ment of historical literature. It would be unjust not 
to add, in this connection, that for our ability to pur- 
chase the Patterson collection we are indebted to the 
untiring zeal and perseverance of one of our most 
valued members, Miss Lucy Brainard. 

PRESENTATION OF BOOKS. 
At our March meeting Mrs. Kate B. Knight, of 
Lakeville, chairman of the Woman's Board of World's 



Fair -Managers of Connecticut, presented the Society 
with the collection of the literary works of the women 
of Connecticut which had been on exhibition at the 
Fair in Chicago. The books were in the handsome 
inlaid maho^anv and gflass case in which they were 
exhibited. The presentation speech by Mrs. Knight 
was very felicitous, and gave a graphic account of the 
labor incurred in securing the collection, and oi its 



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admitted superiority over the collection of any other 
State in the Union. 

CONCLUSION. 

In concluding this my fifth and last annual address, 
I wish to express my gratitude for the entire harmony 
and good-will which have prevailed among the officers 
and members of the Society during my term of ser- 
vice, and for the great advance in its prosperity and 
usefulness which has resulted from this condition of 
concord and unity. That such conditions may con- 
tinue to characterize the Society in all its limitless 
future is the earnest prayer of 

JOHN W. STEDMAN, 

President. 



librarian's TReport 



Mr. President and Members of the Society : 

WITH the indorsement of the library committee I 
have the honor to submit the following report : 
The year now brought to a close has been 
an eventful one for this society and a busy one for its 
librarian. Work has been continued along the lines laid 
out at the time of re-opening the library ; which, briefly, 
have been to render the material already in the library 
— books, pamphlets, newspapers, and manuscripts — as 
available as possible to all who might wish to consult 
them. 

The use of the library has been large. Not a day 
has passed without bringing some readers, while our 
banner day brought thirty. An idea of their average 
number can be gained from the fact that during the 
months of January, February, and March they numbered 
over one thousand. This period, however, may be con- 
sidered as our busy season. 

A large majority of the users of our books are 
genealogists of one kind or another. Many are in search 
of their family tree, others anxious to trace their descent 
from some worthy ancestor whose deeds will entitle them 
to admission «to one or more of the various patriotic 
societies which have recently sprung into such popu- 
larity. Whether this genealogical interest will continue. 
or is only a popular craze which will soon die out. is a 
question that cannot now be answered. Should it con- 
tinue, the books most used must soon be replaced by new- 
copies. 



The large number of members of the society who 
make use of the library is very gratifying, as is also the 
still larger number who have regularly attended our 
monthly meetings. 

The sum of $200 set apart by the Standing Com- 
mittee to be expended for binding has proved exceed- 
ingly useful. Among the books bound are 175 pamphlet 
genealogies ; 16 volumes of the Middlesex Gazette, contain- 
ing the file of that paper for 48 years, the longest and 
most complete file known ; the set, 1 7 volumes, of the 
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Other 
books bring the total to about 230. It is to be hoped that 
a similar appropriation will be made for the coming year. 

The most important event of the year was the 
acquisition of the Patterson library. The following 
report on this library was presented to the society at its 
March meeting : 

REPORT ON PATTERSON LIBRARY. 
March <5, 18Q4. 

At the last meeting of the Society it was stated that at this 
meeting a report would be made by the librarian upon the 
Patterson library. As no instructions were given, your librarian 
was left somewhat in doubt as to the nature and extent of the 
expected report ; but he will endeavor to touch upon such points 
as already have been or. are likely to be made the subject of 
inquiry. 

Leaving the historical manuscripts and old newspapers out 
of consideration, the most valuable as well as the most consulted 
departments of our library are the genealogies and local his- 
tories. While the Society already had a very respectable col- 
lection on these lines, yet there was still much to be desired. 
The announcement of the death of Dr. D. Williams Patterson, 
and that his working library of genealogy and local history was 
to be offered for sale by his executor caused the question to be 
asked among our members — Cannot some arrangement be made 
by which we can obtain this library ? The story of the effort to 



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raise sufficient funds and the details of the correspondence re- 
sulting in its purchase are too familiar to need repeating at this 
time. 

On January 23d the library arrived carefully packed in thirty- 
eight boxes and two barrels. The opening of the boxes revealed, 
besides the manuscript collection, which is of the utmost impor- 
tance and will be considered in detail later, a rich collection of 
standard works of genealogy and local history, interspersed with 
biography, rare imprints and reprints, and such general works as 
might be expected in any similar collection of books. The 
library consists of about 1,100 bound volumes and fully as many 
unbound volumes and pamphlets, or 2,200 titles in all, for your 
librarian has given up in despair the attempt to make a close 
distinction between a volume bound or unbound and a pamphlet. 

The local histories, which number about 200 bound volumes, 
embrace works on each of the Xew England States, New York 
and Pennsylvania, particularly the Wyoming region, a few on 
New Jersey and Ohio, and some scattered works on other States, 
even to an early history of Texas. Among these may be named, 
speaking at random, Shattuck's History of Concord, Felt's Annals 
of Salem, Bolton's History of Westchester County, Littell's 
Genealogies of the Passaic Valley, Earl}- Settlers of Stamford, 
Conn., and Early Settlers of Southold, Long Island. 

The genealogies consist principally of the older works 
printed, for the most part, before 1870. Many of these are rare 
and very difficult to obtain. Some, in fact, have not been priced 
for years in the dealers' catalogues. Among these may be 
named Clark, Holt, Griffing, Morse, Mudge, Shattuck. and Rich- 
ardson. They number about 330 works, and not a day has passed 
that some of them have not been used. 

There are a number of reprints of rare books, such as 
Mather's Early History of Xew England, of which 260 copies 
were issued to subscribers ; also privately printed books, such as 
Bushnell's Crumbs for Antiquaries, of the first number of which 
50 copies were printed. There are also the Sabin and Woodward 
series of reprints, a part of the Hamilton Club series, and a num- 
ber issued by Hoffman. These were all issued in small editions, 
seldom over 300 copies, while in one case only 28 copies were 
printed. 

The bound volumes not classed as genealogies, local histories, 
or rare reprints number about 300. 



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The pamphlets number over 800, and while very miscel- 
laneous, are as a lot exceedingly valuable. Among them are to 
be found many small local histories, historical sermons and 
addresses, funeral and other sermons, college catalogues and 
addresses, reports of various institutions, about 75 church cata- 
logues, biographical sketches, etc. 

All of the above mentioned are new material not previously 
to be found in this society or the adjoining Watkinson Library; 
and this brings me to the matter of duplicates. The number of 
books and pamphlets found in the Patterson library which were 
already owned by this Society or the Watkinson Library is con- 
siderable ; but they are without exception works which will find 
a ready sale at good prices. Such are Savage's Genealogical 
Dictionary, Bond's History of Watertown, and the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register. 

The following is a list of the principal manuscripts : 



Folk-book of East Haddam. 

Genealogies of Norwalk and Ridgefield, Conn. 

Records of Thomas Lee of Lyme. 

Some records of the Willard family. 

Manuscript for Historical Gazetteer of Tioga County. It includes 
the Boston Purchase and the early householders of Berkshire, 
Newark Valley, and Richford. 

Extracts from records of East Haddam. 

Booge family. [Has been printed.] 

First Presbyterian Church of Norristown, N. J. — genealogical cata- 
logue of its members. 

Percival genealogy. 

Alvord records. 

Higbe papers. 

Genealogies of Isbell and Kingman families. [Has been printed.] 

Some fragments of genealogies of Lyme, Conn. 

Records of some of the descendants of John Holmes of Woodstock, 
Conn. 

Miscellaneous [Newark Valley] genealogies. 

Watson genealogy. [Has been printed.] 

Burials and baptisms in East Windsor. 

Genealogical notes of the Porter family. 

Notes on the Tinker family. 

Cone genealogy. 

Pattersons of Connecticut. 

First Congregational Church of Tioga, now Newark Valley, N, Y. — 
Catalogue of members and abstract of records, with genealogi- 
cal notes. 



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Volume of genealogical notes on Patterson families. 

Volume of genealogical notes from Lyme records. 

Descendants of Charles Williams of Colchester, Conn. 

Inscriptions from Old Cove cemetery. 

Massachusetts Whitneys, Cortland and Tioga County branches, 
descendants of Jonathan. 

Volume of miscellaneous genealogies, Vol. i. 

Volume containing church records of Newington, Conn., and miscel- 
laneous genealogical and historical notes of first settlers of 
Tioga, N. Y. 

Ball family of New Haven, with notes on the Tolles family. 

East Haddam church records. 

Chart of ancestry of Frederick Kellogg Arnold, Sheffield, Mass. 

Gates genealogy. 

Records of the Sears family. 

Whitney genealogy [apparently of various scattered families]. 

Hope cemetery records. 

Hope cemetery records on cards. 

Volume of miscellaneous genealogies, Vol. 2. 

Prentice records. 

Matthias St. John, Norwalk, and some of his descendants. 

Records of the Willey family. [Has been printed.] 

Volume of genealogical notes [Winchester, Conn.]. 

Crocker genealogy. 

Descendants of Robert Coe. 

Rockwell family of Stamford. [Has perhaps been printed.] 

John Stoddard of Wethersfield and his descendants. [Has been 
printed.] 

Grant genealogy. [In Stiles' Windsor.] 

Genealogies of William Rockwell of Dorchester, and Robert Hins- 
dale of Dedham. 

Ralph Keeler and his descendants. 

Gay family papers. 

Whitney family of Massachusetts. 

Joshua Whitney and his descendants. 

William Whitney of Canaan and Salisbury, Conn. 
,Records of and burials in Hope cemetery. 

Extracts from Isaac Curtis' diary. 

Records of descendants of Jean Mersereau of France. 

Palmer family of Stonington. 

Jonathan Day of Union and Elias B. Day of Newark Valley and 
their descendants. 

Lyme Smiths. 

Smiths of Milford. [Different from the genealogy printed in the 
New England Register.] 

Moores of Simsbury. 

Footholds — Gates, Osborn, and Smith of Ridgefield, 



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Descendants of Widow Ford. 

The holy ones of Lisle. 

Genealogies of Christopher, Crocker, and Mareau families. 

Brockway family. [Has been printed.] 

Descendants of Benjamin and Lois Kellogg Whitney. 

Boston Purchase folk-book. 

In addition, envelopes and packages of genealogical notes 
and letters are found with such endorsements as the following : 

Notes and additions to Stoddard genealogy. 

Waters records. 

Rue and Rewey papers. 

Waldo records. 

Griffing notes. 

Records of Slossen and Westcott. 

Knowlton letters. 

Wood genealogy. 

Notes on the Marshall family. 

Notes relating to the Fuller family. 

And many others. 

Finally, there are thousands of letters received by Doctor 
Patterson during his genealogical work ; and the large and 
miscellaneous assortment of bits and scraps, an assortment made 
up of odd facts and scattered data whose value it is difficult to 
estimate. Included in these miscellany are the "pumps," as the 
Doctor facetiously called them, large sheets of questions by 
means of which he was w r ont to secure needed genealogical 
information. 

Already several letters have been received from points as far 
distant as Chicago asking for information from these manuscripts. 

During the past winter an arrangement was made 
with the Hartford Public Library by which the bound 
volumes of newspapers belonging to that library were 
permanently deposited with this society. A new case 
was built for their accommodation, and 218 volumes have 
been received. A list of the papers is as follows : 

Albion, The. New York. (Weekly.) Jan. 5, 1S39, to Dec. 2S, 1S44. 

5 vols. 
American Mercury. Hartford. (Weekly.) Feb. 21, 17S5, to Aug. 2S, 

1S00. 5 vols. 



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Charlestown Courier. Charlestown, S. C. (Daily.) Jan. 25, 1803, to 

May 3, 1804. 2 vols. 
Gleaner and Luzerne Advertiser. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Weekly.) 

Feb. 1, 1811, to Mar. 3, 1815. 2 vols. 
Hartford Daily Courant. May 24, 1852, to Dec. 31, 1891. 41 vols. 
Hartford Daily Post. Mar. 6, 1863, to Dec. 31, 1863. 1 vol. 
Hartford Daily Times. Feb. 17, 1852, to June 30, 1891. 46 vols. 
Hartford Evening Press. (Daily.) Feb. 27, 1856, to Dec. 31, 1864. 

10 vols. 
Independent Gazette. Worcester. (Weekly.) Jan. 7, 1800, to Aug. 

11, 1 801. 2 vols. 
Litchfield Gazette. (Weekly.) Mar. 16, 180S, to Mar. 8, 1809. 1 vol. 
Luzerne Federalist. Wilkes-Barre. (Weekly.) Aug. 3, 1810, to Dec. 

28, 1S10. Bound with Gleaner and Luzerne Advertiser. 
Miscellaneous Newspapers. Dec, 1799, and Jan., 1800. 1 vol. 
National Gazette and Literary Register. Philadelphia. (Tri- 
weekly.) Jan. 12, 1S32, to Nov. 24, 1838. 4 vols. 
New England Palladium. Boston. (Semi- Weekly.) Jan. 3, 1S04, to 

Apr. 25, 1806. 2 vols. 
New Haven Gazette. (Weekly.) May 27, 1784, to Feb. 9, 17S6. 1 vol. 
New York Daily Times. Oct. 6, 1S51, to Dec. 31, 1864. 26 vols. 
New York Daily Tribune. Mar. 4, 1862, to June 30, 1S91. 52 vols. 
New York Herald. (Semi- Weekly.) Mar. 31, 1802, to Dec. 31, 180S. 

7 vols. 
Porter's Spirit of the Times. New York. (Weekly.) Sept. 6, 1856, 

to Aug. 29, 1857. 2 vols. 
Providence Journal. (Weekly.) Jan. 2, 1799, to Sep. 30, 1S01. 3 vols. 
Repertory, The. Boston. (Semi-Weekly.) Jan. 31, 1809, to Jan. 16, 

1 8 10. 1 vol. 
Times, The. London. (Daily.) Jan. 23, 1846, to Aug. 31, 1846. 4 

vols. 

In this list only the extreme dates are given. A 
number of the files are not complete within those dates. 

The fifth and last part of the late George Brinley's 
library was sold in February, 1893. At that time Mr. 
Charles A. Brinley, the executor, acting for the heirs 
of his father's estate, very generously donated to this 
Society a large number of manuscripts belonging to the 
estate which did not appear in the printed catalogue of 
the library. By agreement these manuscripts were for- 
warded not directly to the society but to Mr. Jonathan F. 
Morris. By him they were examined, assorted, and 



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added to, from his well-known collection of Wadsworth 
papers. When received by the Society, this splendid 
collection, the joint gift of Messrs. Brinley and Morris, 
consisted of over 3,300 distinct manuscripts. The cor- 
respondence of Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth, the commis- 
sary-general of the American army during the Revolu- 
tion, makes up about 2,800 of these. The correspondence 
includes Col. Wadsworth's letter books as well as the 
letters received by him during this trying period. 
Among these, both the historian and the collector of 
autographs would find much to gladden their hearts. 
These 2,800, with perhaps 1,500 which the Society pre- 
viously possessed, form an unrivaled collection of Wads- 
worth manuscripts. In addition to these there is a large 
box of miscellaneous Wadsworth papers, consisting for 
the most part of bills, receipts, and accounts. The col- 
lection next in importance was over 400 manuscripts 
relating to the Connecticut Gore Land Company, con- 
sisting of letters, statements, petitions, bills and accounts, 
briefs, and copies of early records, covering the entire 
period of that company's troubled existence. Added to 
about 200 already belonging to the Society, these form a 
complete manuscript history of that company. 

While all donations are of value and interest to us, 
and the Society desires to return its thanks to every 
donor, it will not be out of place at this time to call atten- 
tion to a few donations that are of special interest. As 
on' some previous years, our largest donors have been 
Frank F. Starr and W. F. J. Boardman, the former giv- 
ing 477 and the latter 596 books and pamphlets. An- 
other large donor was Leverett Belknap, who gave over 
7$ books, almost all of which are Hartford imprints or 
in some way connected with Hartford. From the Con- 
necticut Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian Ex- 
position was received an elegant case of books, 151 in 
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number, written by women of Connecticut, which formed 
a part of the exhibit in the Woman's Building- at Chi- 
cago. In addition to present issues of the Smithsonian 
Institution there were applied for and received seventy- 
five of its earlier publications which were previously 
wanting, making our set almost complete. One of our 
corresponding members, Hon. Samuel A. Green, has 
added to the library about 30 pamphlets. Dartmouth 
College forwarded to us last July 80 of their catalogues 
and other pamphlets, which form an interesting addition 
to our large collection of college matter. Four volumes 
of the Stevens Facsimiles, the gift of the late Junius S. 
Morgan, Esq., of London, were received during the year. 
These make twenty volumes now on our shelves, and it 
is promised that the remaining five necessary to complete 
the series will be issued during the present year. An 
important work issued and forwarded by the Govern- 
ment is the Diplomatic Correspondence of the American 
Revolution in six volumes, edited by the late Francis 
Wharton. Clarence Winthrop Bowen, in behalf of the 
committee on literary exercises, has favored us with the 
work edited by himself giving the history of the centen- 
nial of the inauguration of George Washington. This 
magnificent volume is all that its title indicates and much 
more. The collection of portraits here reproduced is 
almost invaluable. All the known portraits of Washing- 
ton, Franklin, and Lafayette are here ; also portraits of 
the members of the first Congress, and of many other 
men and women famous at that time. To Francis H. 
Parker, Esq., we are indebted for a manuscript genealogy 
of the Post family, compiled by the late F. W. Chapman, 
author of the Chapman, Bulkeley, and other genealogies. 
Mr. V. E. Menvin of Cornwall Hollow, Conn., added to 
our manuscripts an original treaty with the six nations 
of Indians in New York State. This treaty contains 



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among others the autograph of Eleazer Williams, the 
supposed Dauphin of France. 

The library has received during the year by gift 
1,780 books, 2,401 pamphlets, and 3,418 miscellaneous, 
including manuscripts; by exchange 5 books and 39 
pamphlets; and by purchase 13 books, 1 pamphlet, and 3 
miscellaneous — in all 1,798 books, 2,441 pamphlets, and 
3,421 miscellaneous — a total of 7,660 pieces. This is, 
without doubt, the largest number of accessions ever 
received during one year in the history of the Society. 

The necessity for a full catalogue noticed in my last 
report still continues, and is made more apparent by the 
increasing use of the library. Especially is this true of 
the departments of American, United States and local 
histories. 

It is to be hoped that by an auction sale or otherwise 
a disposition will soon be made of the large number of 
duplicates at present on our shelves. They now occupy 
room which is much needed for other books and are in 
many ways a continual inconvenience. Resides, their 
sale would doubtless supply ready money which could be 
applied to the purchase of new books. 

Perhaps the most urgent need of the Society at this 
time is some provision in the way of funds by which the 
various new genealogies and local histories most needed 
can be obtained as soon as they are issued. Of the older 
standard works we have as good a collection as can be 
expected, but in the recent works we are sadly deficient. 
Our readers seeing notice of the publication of a certain 
book come and ask for it, naturally expecting to find it 
here. In this they are far too often disappointed, and it 
is humiliating to hear them frequently remark that they 
must wait until they are in some other city before seeing 
the book. 

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discussed by some of our members, lias, I believe, never 
been formally brought to the attention of the Society ; 
that is, the matter of the publication by the Society of a 
quarterly magazine. Not as ambitious a publication as 
the New England Historic Genealogical Register should be 
attempted, but perhaps one more in the style of the Ded- 
kani Historical Register. Such a magazine would be a 
benefit to us in many ways. It would make the Society 
more w r idely known, and its purposes better understood 
by historical and genealogical workers ; would be a 
means of increasing our exchanges with other societies ; 
would give opportunity to print short series of manu- 
scripts, the monthly papers read before the Society, and 
various historical notes which do not readily find a place 
in the more pretentious volumes of our " collections." 
Such magazines are published in Maine, Massachusetts, 
Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, and other states, 
but as yet Connecticut is an untried field for such a pub- 
lication, and this the oldest and largest historical societv 
in the State is preeminently the one to occupy it. 

Appended to this report will be found a list of the 
genealogies on our shelves. 

Respectfully, 

ALBERT C. BATES, 

Librarian. 

Note. — The report for 1893 contains the following: — 
Some of the manuscript collections of the Connecticut His- 
torical Society. 

List of bound newspapers in possession of the Connecticut 
Historical Society. 



tfamity (Senealooies 

IN LIBRARY OF CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

[List prepared by Albert C. Bates, Librarian.] 
{Those marked t litis (W.), belong to the Watkinson Library.} 

""Abbot. A. & E: Abbot. Boston. 1847. pp. 197. 

Adam. W. Adam. Albany. 184S. pp. 16. 
■'Adams. G. Adams. Boston. 1861. pp. 64. 
*^Alden. E. Alden. Randolph, Mass. 1867. pp. 164. 

Allan. G. H. Allan. Albany. 1S67. pp. 32. 

Allen. W. S. Allen. Boston. 1876. pp. 76. 
►'Allen & Witter. A.W.Allen. Salem, O. 1S72. pp.251. 

Allyn. C. C. Baldwin, pp. 121-140. 

Alvord. See Burke. 
^Ammidown. H. Ammidown. 1877. pp. 54. 

Anable. H. S. Anable. 1S79. pp. 20. 
^Andrews. A. Andrews. Chicago. 1872. pp. 652. 
"Appleton. LA. Jewett. Boston. 1S50. pp. 1S3. 
S — "Memorials." J.A.Boston. 1S67. pp.30. 
4 — W. S. Appleton. Boston, 1S73. pp. 42. 
^Arnold. Deane, Drowne &. Hubbard. Boston. 1S79. pp.16. 
v Atwater. New Haven. 1S51. pp. 30. 

— New Haven. 1S73. pp. 64. (W.) 

» Atwood. C. Atwood. Boston. 1SS8. pp. 42. 
v/ Ayls\vorth. S. Aylsworth. Utica. 1840. pp. 12. 

Babcock. Albany, pp. 4. 
"'Backus. W. W. Backus. 1889. pp. 374. 

Bacon. N. A. Bacon. New Haven. 1845. pp. [7.] 

Bailey. J. T. Bailey. Philadelphia. 1S92. pp. 54. 
v Baker. N. M. Baker. Syracuse. 1S67. pp. 99. 

— W* S. Appleton. Cambridge. 1S70. pp. 143. 
Baldwin. J. D. Baldwin. Worcester. 18S0. pp. 68. 

S— C. C. Baldwin. Cleveland. 1SS1. pp. 974. 

— C. C. Baldwin. " Supplement." Cleveland. 1S89. pp. 975-1373. 
^Barbour. H. H. Barbour. Hartford. 1S64. pp. S4. 

— H. H. Barbour. Hartford. 1SS5. pp. S4. (W.) 
^Bartholomew. G. W. Bartholomew, Jr. Austin. 1SS5. pp.753. (W.) 

Bartow. E. B. Baltimore. 1S75. pp. 59. 
J '— E. B. Baltimore. 1S7S. pp. 21S. 
v — E.Bartow. "Supplement." Baltimore. 1879. pp. 219-31S. 

Bassett. Chart. 18S6. 



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Batcheller. Funeral sermon. 1S64. 1 leaf of genealogy. 

Battelle. L. S. Battelle. Cincinnati. 18S9. pp. 20. 

Beardsley. E. E. Beardsley. New Haven. 1867. pp. 32. 
7 Beckwith. P. Beckwith. Albany. 1891. pp. 384. 

Beers. S. W. S. Dutton. New Haven. 1849. 1 page genealogy. 

Bellows. Chart in " Bellows Family." 1855. 
v Benedict. H.M.Benedict. Albany. 1870. pp.474. 
^Benson. New York. 1872. pp. 65. 
^Bergen. T. G. Bergen. New York. 1866. pp. 298. 

— T. G. Bergen. Albany. 1876. pp. 658. 
Bessac. Park & Bessac. Albion, N. Y. 1863. pp. 22. 

v^Bicknell. T. W. Bicknell. Boston. 1S80. pp. 32 and 16. 
v^Bidwell. E. M. Bidwell. Albany. 1S84. pp. 123. 

Bjgelow. W. H. Bigelow. Brattleboro. 1877. pp. 10. 
/Bill. L. Bill. New York. 1S67. pp. 368. 
^Binney. C. J. F. Binney. Albany. 1886. pp. 278. 

Bird. I. Bird. Hartford. 1855. pp. 24. 

Bisbee. W. B. Lapham. Augusta. 1876. pp. 48. 

Bissell. pp. 16. 
v^Blake. S. Blake. Boston. 1857. PP- 140. 
v Bliss. J. H. Bliss. Boston. 1881. pp. 810. (W.) 

Bolton. R. Bolton. New York. 1862. pp. 222. 
^Bontecou. J. E. Morris. Hartford. 18S5. pp. 271. (W.) 
v^— J. E. Morris. Hartford. 1S87. pp. 29 and 2. 

Booge. D. W. Patterson. 1872. pp. 7. 
^Boothe. New York. 1862. pp. 64. 

— Burlington. 1S68. pp. 64. 

vBordley. E. B.Gibson. Philadelphia. 1865. pp. 15S. 

Bostwick. E. Bostwick. Burlington. 185 1. pp. 50. 

Boughton. See Smith. 
^Bouton. J. Boughton. Albany. 1890. pp. 684. 

Bowdoin. See Temple. 
''Bower. C. C. Baldwin. 1879. pp. S. 

Bowles. S. Bowles. [1851.] pp. 8. 

Brackett & Richardson. J. Richardson, Jr. Boston. 1S60. pp. 56 
and 30. 

Bradbury. Chart. 

Bradford. G. M. Fessenden. Boston. 1850. pp. 27. 

— S. S. Purple. New York. 1S73. pp. S. 
Bradley. Hartford. 1879. pp.46. 

v Brainard. D. D. Field. New York. 1S57. pp.303. 

Brattle. E. D. Harris. 1S67. pp. 90. 
* Bridge. Boston. 1SS4. pp. 122. 
v Bright. J. B. Bright. Boston. 1S5S. pp. 345. 

Brockvvay. B. Brockway. Watertown, N. Y. 1SS7. pp. 22. 

— A. N. Brockway. Watertown, N. Y. iSSS. pp. 34. 
V — F. E. Brockway. Owego. 1S90. pp. 167. 



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Brown, pp. 12. 

— of Nottingham, pp. 18. 

* — C. Smith. Burlington. 1S68. pp. 126. 

— H. E. Hayden. Wilkes Barre. 1882. pp. 22. 
Bryan. C. C. Baldwin. Cleveland. 1889. pp. 27. 
Bryant. See Carteret. 

Buck. W. J. Buck. Philadelphia. 1893. pp. 142. 
/Buckingham. F. W. Chapman. Hartford. 1872. pp. 384. 

Bulkeley. F. W. Chapman. Hartford. 1875. pp. 289. 

Bullard. W. S. Barton. Worcester. 1878. pp. 22. 
v^Burgess. Boston. 1S65. pp. 196. 

^Burke & Alvord. J. A. Boutelle. Boston. 1S64. pp. 239. 
^Burley. C. Burleigh. Portland. 1880. pp. 200. 

Burnham. R. H. Burnham. Hartford. 1S69. pp. 546. 
^— R. H. Burnham. Hartford. 18S4. pp. 546. 
^Burr. C. B. Todd. New York. 1878. pp. 457. (W.) 

Burt. R. H. Burnham. Warwick. 1892. pp.347. (W.) 
•^Butler., Albany. 1887. pp. 36. 
v— J. D. Butler. Albany. 188S. pp. 162. 
, Cable. See Magazine of New England History, vol. 3, No. 2. 
^Candee. C. C. Baldwin. Cleveland. 1882. pp. 240. 
»Capron. F. A. Holden. Boston. 1859. pp. 263. 

Carpenter. M. L. Roberts. Willimantic. 1877. pp. 10. 
^Carter. T. M. Potts. Canonsburg. 1883. pp. 301. 
^Carteret & Bryant. C. R. Baetjer. New York. 1887. pp. 56. 

Casey. See Magazine of New England History, vol. 3, No. 2. 

Catlin. C. C. Baldwin, pp. 141-147. 

Chamberlain. " Golden Wedding." pp. 74. 

Champney. . F.A.Whitney. Boston. 1S55. pp. 35. 
^Chapin. O. Chapin. Northampton. 1S62. pp. 36S. 

— "Gathering." Springfield. 1S62. pp.97. 
"'Chapman. F. W. Chapman. Hartford. 1854. pp. 414. 

v — Chapman & Lapham. Portland. 1S7S. pp.34. 

Chase. G. B. Chase. Boston. 1S69. pp. 19. 
/ Chauncey. W. C. Fowler. Boston. 185S. pp. 370. 
^Chester. Boston. 1S68. pp. 8. 
v— and other families. J. B. Backus. 1893. Chart. 
vChild. E. Child. Utica. 18S1. pp. S42. 

^HIPMAN. pp. 4. 

^Chittenden. A. Talcott. New Haven. 1SS2. pp. 262. 

Church. F. Jones. New York. 1S7S. pp. [6.] 
^Clark. J. Clark. Boston. 1S66. pp. 260. 

— J. G.ay. Hartford. 1S82. pp. 94. (W.) 

— New York. 1891. pp. 28. 
K— S. S. Clark, pp. n. 

— See Robinson. 

^Clarke. G. K. Clarke. Boston. 1883. pp. 121. 



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Clarke. W.W.Johnson. North Greenfield, Wis. 1884. pp. 174 and 15. 
^Cleveland. H. G. Cleveland. Chicago. 1S79. pp. 260. 
v — J. B. Cleveland. Albany. 1881. pp. 48. 

Cobb. F.Baylies. Albany. 1S64. pp. iS. 1 leaf genealogy. 
* 7 Coe. New York. 1856. pp.14. 
/Coit. F. W. Chapman. Hartford. 1874. pp. 341. 

Colden. E. R. Purple. New York. 1S73. pp. 23. 
/Cole. F. T. Cole. Columbus. 18S7. pp. 30S. 

Coleman. Philadelphia. 1867. pp. 24. 
*' Condit. J. H. & E. Condit. Newark. 1885. pp. 410. 

Cook. C. C. Baldwin, pp. 149-15S. 

Cope. G. Cope. Philadelphia. 1S61. pp. 251. 

* Corwin. E. T. Corwin. New York. 1872. pp. 284. 
Cossitt. P. S. Corsitt. 1S79. pp. 107. 

Craighead. J. G. Craighead. Philadelphia. 1S76. pp. 173. 

Crandall. pp. 4. 

Crane. W. S. Appleton. Cambridge. iSCS. pp. 89. 

Crehore. C. F. Crehore. Wellesley Hills. 1SS7. pp. 34. 
^Crosby. N. Crosby. Lowell. 1S77. pp. 143. 
^Cushman. H. W. Cushman. Boston. 1855. pp. 666. (W.) 
v' — "Celebration." Boston. 1855. pp.76. 

Cutler. A. Morse. Boston. 1867. pp. 80. 
v— N. S. Cutler. Greenfield. 1889. pp.665. 
^ Cutter. B. & W. R. Cutter. Boston. 1871. pp. 432. 

Dane. Boston. 1854. pp. 16. 
^Darling. C. W. Darling. Utica. 18S8. pp. no. 

Darlington. 1853. pp. 52. 
y 'Dart. W. C. Sharpe. Seymour. 1880. pp.16. 

* Davenport. A. B. Davenport. New York. 1S51. pp. 39S. (W.) 
Y — A. B. Davenport. Stamford. 1876. pp. 432. (W.) 

Daves. G. Daves. Baltimore. 1892. pp. 16. 

Davis. C. H. S. Davis. Meriden. 1S6S. pp. 25-32. 
^Dawson. C. C. Dawson. Albany, 1S74. pp. 115. (W.) 
S — C. C. Dawson. Albany. 1S74. pp. 572. 

Day. New Haven. 1840. pp. 44. 

— Northampton. 1S48. pp. 129. 

^Deane. W. R. Deane. Boston. 1S49. pp. 16. 

— J. W. Deane. Boston. 1SS3. pp. 12. 

* Dentson. Baldwin & Clift. Worcester. 1SS1. pp. 423. (W.) 
Dexter. S. C. Newman. Providence. 1S59. pp. 108. 
Dickinson. See Lyman. 

Dike. See Noyes. 

Dimond. E. R.Dimond. Albany. 1891. pp.179. 
"'Diodate. E. E. Salisbury. 1876. pp. 39. 
^Dodd. Dodd & Burnet. Newark. 1S64. pp. 221. 

— C. C. Baldwin, pp. S and 10. 

v Douglas. C. H. J. Douglas. Providence. 1S79. pp. 563. 



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v Dows. A. M. Dows. Lowell. 1890. pp. 34S. 
* Drake. S.G.Drake. 1845. pp.51. 
/ — S.G.Drake. Boston. 1S67. Chart. 
Drowne. "Journal." New York. 1S72. pp. 27. 

— H. T. Drowne. Providence. 1879. pp. 16. 
V Dudley. D. Dudley. Boston. 1S4S. pp. 144. 

— G. Adlard. New York. 1S62. pp. 160. 
Dumaresq. Albany. 1S63. pp. 23. 

Dunnel & Dwinell. New York. 1S62. pp. S4. 
vDunster. S. Dunster. Central Falls. 1876. pp. 333. 
/DuttOiM. G. Cope. West Chester, Pa. 1S71. pp.112. 
vDwight. B. W. Dwight. New York. 1874. pp. 1,144, 2 vols. C^-) 

Dwinell. SeeDunnell. 

Dyer. C. C. J. Dyer. New York. 1SS4. pp.130. 
^Earle. P. Earle. Worcester. 18SS. pp. 492. 
f Eaton. D. C. Eaton. New Haven. 1SS4. pp. S. 

— New Haven. 1S88. pp.21. Family association report. (W.) 

— New Haven. 1S91. pp. 35. " " " " 

— D. C. Eaton, pp. 185-192. (W.) 
^Eddy. Boston. 1S84. pp. 304. 

— J. W. Porter. Augusta. 1S77. PP- 7 2 - 
Edson. Lowell. 1864. pp. 4S and 14. 

— See Noyes. 

Edwards. E. E. Gifford. 18S6. pp. 28. 
vEliot. Eliot & Porter. New Haven. 1S54. pp. 1S4. 
*/ — W. G. Eliot. New York. 1SS7. pp. 157 and 20. 

Ellis. London. 1S57. pp. 52. 
v— E. R. Ellis. Detroit. iSSS. pp. 4S3. 

Ely New York. 1S79. pp. 15S. 

Everett. E. F. Everett. Boston. 1S60. pp. 7. 

Farwell. D. P. & F. K. F. Holton. New York. 1S79. pp. 249. 

Faxon, pp. 12. 

— W. Faxon. Hartford. 1S43. pp. 24. 

— G. L. Faxon. Springfield. 1SS0. pp. 377. (W.) 
Felch. W. F. Felch. Columbus. 1SS1. pp. 24. 
Felt. J. E. Morris. Hartford. 1S93. pp. 5CS. 
Fenton. W. L. Weaver. Willimantic. 1S67. pp. 34. 
Field*. H. M. Field. 1S60. pp. 105 and 14. 

FiLlow. D. H. Van Hoosear, Albany. iSSS. pp. 274. 
Fisu. A. Welles. New York. 1SS1. pp. 141-162. 
Fiske. A. A. Fiske, Chicago. 1S67. pp. 20S. 
Fletcher. E. H. Fletcher. Boston. 1S71. pp. 279. 
Flint. Flint & Stone. Andover. 1S60. pp.150. 
Fogg. See Moody. 

Foot. J. B. Foot. Rome, N. Y. 1S67. pp. 32. 
Foote. N. Goodwin. Hartford. 1849. pp. 360. 

— L. A. Brainard. Morrisville, N. Y. 1SS6. pp. 26. 

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Forster. E. J. Forster. Charlestown. 1S70. pp. 25. 
Fowler. Boston. 1S57. pp. 27. 

— Milwaukee. 1S70. pp.42. 
Fox. Albany. 1S90. pp. 29. 
Freeman, pp. 92. 

French. A. D. W. French. Boston. 1S92. pp. 115. 

— A. D. W. French. 1S93. pp. 109. 
Frost, pp. 27. 

Fuller. See Noyes. 

— Boston. 1S59. pp. 16. 

Gaillard or G'aylord. W. Gaillord. Cincinnati, pp. 56. 
Gale. G. Gale. pp. 9. 

— G. Gale. Galesville, Wis. 1S66. pp. 254. 
Gallaudet. See Oliver. 

Gardiner. C. C. Gardiner. St. Louis. 1S90. pp. 170. 
Gardner. Boston. 185S. 
Geer. J. Geer. Hartford. 
Giur>s. W. Gibbs. pp. S. 

— C. Smith. Middlebury. 1S48. pp. 28. 

— Philadelphia. 1S79. pp. 52. 
Gibson. C. Smith. Middlebury. 1S67. pp. 20. 
Gilbert. J. W. Thornton. 1S50. pp. 23. 
Giles. J. A. Vinton. Boston. 1864. pp. 600. (\V.) 
Gillet. H. C. Alvord. Boston. 1S93. pp. 11. 
Gillson. D. Jillson. Central Falls. 1S76. pp. 266. 
Oilman. A. Gilman. Albany. 1S63. pp. 51. 

— A. Gilman. Albany. 1S64. pp. 24. 

— A. Gilman. Albany. 1S69. pp. 324. 
Gilein. 1S70. pp. 12. 
Gleason. E. Gleason. Manuscript. 
Glover. A. Glover. Boston. 1S67. pp. 602. 
Goddard. W. A. Goddard. Worcester. 1S33. pp. 99. 
Goodrich. L. W. Case. Chicago. 1SS9. pp.417. 
Goodwin. 1S90. pp. 68. 

— J.J.Goodwin. Hartford. 1S91. pp. 79S. 
Granger. J. N. Granger. Hartford. 1S93. pp. 5S7. 
Grant. E. C. Marshall. New York. 1S69. pp. 1S6. 
Green, pp. 5. 

— S. A. Green. Groton. 1876. pp. 67. 

— C. R. Green, pp. 44. 

Greene. S. S. Greene. Boston. 1S5S. pp. So. 
Greenleae. J. Greenleaf. New York. 1854. pp.no. 
Grei ••.no ugh. See Lewis. 
Griffixg. C. J. Stone. 1SS1. pp. 194. 
Griswold. pp. 120-155 and 21S-23S and 310-334. (W.) 
Guild. C. Guild. Providence. 1867. pp. 120. 
Hakes. H. Hakes. Wilkes-Banc. 18S6. pp. 87. 



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Hale. R. S. Hale. Boston. 1877. PP- *9- 

— See Stuart's Life of Nathan Hale. 1S56. 
Hall. W. H. Whitmore. Boston. 1855. pp. 12. 

— T. P. Hall. Albany. 1SS6. pp. 191. 
Hambleton. See Man. 

Handerson. H. E. Handerson. New York. 1S85. pp.75. 

Harlakenden. Chart. 

Harris. L. M. Harris. Boston. 1S61. pp. 56. 

— N. H. Morgan. Hartford. 1878. pp. 239. 
Hart. A. Andrews. Hartford. 1875. pp. 606. 
Hastings. L. N. Bnckminster. Boston. 1866. pp. 183. 
Haven. J. Adams. Boston. 1843. pp. 54. 

— J. C. Park. Boston. 1S44. pp. 27. 

— J. Adams. Boston. 1849. pp. 54 and 50. 
Hayden. J. II. Hayden. pp. 15. 

— J. H. Hayden. Hartford. 1SS5. pp. 20. 

— j. H. Hayden. iSSS. pp. 329. 

Hayes. C. W. Hayes. Buffalo. 18S3. pp. 84. 

— C. W. Hayes. Buffalo. 1SS4. pp. 283. 
Hay ward. Taunton. 1S79. pp. 35. 
Heacock. 1S69. pp. 2S. 

Henry. S. Lawrence. Leamington. 1844. pp. 68. 
Herrick. J. & L. C. Herrick. Columbus. 1S85. pp. 516. 

— J. Herrick. Bangor. 1846. pp. 69. 
Heydon. Wi B. Hayden. London. 1S77. pp. 46. 
Higley. 1S89. pp. 30. 

Hill. U. Parsons. Boston. 185S. pp. 16. 

— See Moody. 
Hinckley, pp. 7. 

Hodges. R. Hodges. Cincinnati. 1837. pp. 22. 

— A. D. Hodges. Boston. 1S53. pp. 71. 
HoLiiROOK. Worcester, pp. 19. 

Holi.ister. L. W. Case. Chicago. 1SS6. pp. S05. 
Holmks. D.W.Patterson. New York. 1S65. pp.76. 
Holt. D. S. Durrie. Albany. 1S64. pp. 367. 
Hooker. 1S90. pp. 8. Reunion. 

Horton. G. F. Horton. Philadelphia. 1S76. pp. 240 and 12. 
Hosmer. J. B. Hosmer. Hartford. 1SS1. pp. 16. 
Houghton. C. Smith. Burlington. 1S69. pp. 60. 
Howard. J. C. Howard. 1884. pp. 237. 
Hoyt. D. W. Hoyt. Boston. 1S57. pp. 144. 

— D. W. Hoyt. Providence. 1S71. pp. 6S6. 
Hubbard. L. P. Hubbard. New York. 1S72. pp. 34. 
Hull. O. Hull. New York. 1S63. pp. 36. 
Humphrey. F. Humphreys. New York. 1SS3. pp. 1,115. 
Hint. T. B. Wyman. Jr. Boston. 1863. pp. 414. 
Huntington. E. B. Huntington. Stamford. 1SO3. pp. 42S. (W.) 



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Hurlbut. H. H. Hurlbut. Racine. 1S61. pp. 22. 

— H. H. Hurlbut. Albany. i8S3. pp. 545. 
Hutchinson. P. Derby. Salem. 1S70. pp. 107. 

— & Oliver. W. H. Whitmore. Boston. 1S65. pp. 38. 

Hyde. R. H. Walworth. Albany. 1S64. PP- 1.446- 2 vols. (W.) 
Ingraiiam. G. R. Gladding. Providence. 1S59. The great Ingraham 

estate. 
Isbell & Kingman. L. W. Kingman. Owego. 1SS9. pp. 30. 
Janes. F. Janes. New York. 1S6S. pp. 419. 
Jauncey. J. O. B. pp. 6. 

— J. O. B. New York. 1S76. pp. 24. 
Jennings, pp. 10. Association report. 

— Smith & Fisher. Rutland. 1S63. pp. 24. Association report. 

— A. Welles. New York. 1S61. pp. 133-208. (Amer. Fam. Antiq.) 
Jessup. H. G. Jesup. Cambridge. 1887. pp. 442. 
Jewell. P. & J. Jewell. Hartford. tS6o. pp. 104. 
Johnson. W. W. Johnson. Milwaukee. 1876. pp. So. 

— C. S. Johnson, pp. 4. 

— See Ogden. 

— C. Felton. Marlboro. 1S79. pp. 16. 
Jones. L. H. Jones. Albany. 1S91. pp. 295. 

— New York. 1S49. Memorial of D. F. Jones, pp.99. 
Josselyn. See Stranahan. 

Judd. S. Judd. Northampton. 1S56. pp. 112. 
Judson. Chart. 
Kellogg. Boston. 1S58. pp. S. 

— D. O. Kellogg. Boston. 1S60. pp 
Keyes. A. Keyes. Brattleboro. 1SS0. 
Kidder. F. E. Kidder. Allston, Mass. 
KiLBOURN. P. K. Kilbourn. Hartford. 1S45. pp. 151. 

— P. K. Kilbourne. New Haven. 1856. pp. 4S8. 
King. E. J. Cleveland. Boston. 1S92. pp. 7. 
Kingman. See Isbell. 

Kingsbury. J. W. Dean. pp. 4. 

Kjp. 1S71. pp. 49. 

Kitchel. H. D. Kitchel. New Y r ork. 1S79. pp. So. 

Lane. ' W. H. Whitmore. Boston. 1S57. pp. 24. Family papers 

— J. P. Lane. Norton. 18S5. pp. 12. 
Lathrop. E. B. Huntington. Ridgefield. 1SS4. pp. 457. 
Lawrence. Boston. 1S47. pp. 64. 

— F. S. Pease. Albany. 1S48. pp. 20. 

— M. Hale. Boston. 1S56. pp. 20. 

— Boston. 1S57. pp. 191. 

— T. Lawrence. New York. 1S5S. pp. 240. 

— R. M. Lawrence. Boston. 18SS. pp. 215. 
Leavenworth. E. W. Leavenworth. Syracuse. 1S73. pp. 376. 
Lee. W. H. Hill. Albany. 1851. pp. 31. 



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Lee. S.M.Lee. Norwich. 1878. pp. 149 and 31. 

— Meriden. 1SS5. pp. 116. Family gathering. 

— W. Lee. Albany. 1SS8. pp. 499. 

— J. H. Lea. 1S90. pp. 11. 

— Magazine of New England History, vol. 3, No. 1. 
Leeds. Chart. 

Leete. Bridger & Anderson. 1SS1. pp. no. (W.) 
Leighton. T. F. Jordon. Albany. 1SS5. pp. 127. 
Leland. S. Leland. Boston. 1S50. pp. 278. 
Leonard. W. R. Deane. Boston. 1851. pp. 23. 
Leverett. N. B. Shirtleff. Boston. 1S50. pp. 20. 

— Boston. 1856. pp. 203. 

Levering. H. G. Jones. Philadelphia. 1S5S. pp. 193. 
Lewis. J. H. Sheppard. Albany. 1S63. pp. 33. 

— " Lewis Letter." 1SS7-9. vols. 1-3. 
Lincoln. S. Lincoln. Boston. 1S65. pp. 10. 
Lloyd. See "The Hill Family." 

Locke. J. G. Locke. Boston. 1853. pp. 406. 

Lombard. See Vickers. [3 vols. 

Loomis. E. Loomis. New Haven. 1875 and 1SS0. pp. 611, and 1132. 
Lyman. L. Coleman. Albany. 1S72. pp. 533. (W.) 

— Dickinson, Partridge. J. T. Dickinson. Boston. 1S65. pp. 29. 

— Chart. 

Mack. S. & C. S. Smith. Rutland. 1879. pp. Si. 
McKinstry. W. Willis. Boston. 1S5S. pp. 28. 
McLean. J. P. McLean. Cincinnati. 1SS9. pp. 4S0. (W.) 
Macy. S. J. Macy. Albany. 1S6S. pp. 457. 
Makepeace. W. Makepeace. Boston. 1859. pp. 107. 
Mallery. C. C. Baldwin, pp. 159-165. 
Mann. J. Mann. pp. 24. 

— Needles & Hamkleton. S. H. Needles. Philadelphia, pp. 124. (W.) 
Marsh. D. W. Marsh. Amherst. 1SS6. pp. 59. 

— L. B. & D. W. Marsh. Amherst. iSSS. pp. 2S3. 
Marston. Boston. 1S73. pp. 4S. 

Marvin. T. R. Marvin. Boston. 1S4S. pp. 56. 

Mather. Hartford. 1S48. pp. 76. 

— -, H. E. Mather. Hartford. 1S90. pp. 539. 

Maule. pp. 15. 

May. Boston. 1S7S. pp. 175. 

Meade. Proof sheets. 

Meigs. See Willcockson. 

Merrick. J. L. Merrick, i860, pp. 9. 

Messinger. G. W. Messinger. Albany. 1S63. pp. 14. 

Miles. H. A. Miles, pp. 12. 

Minor. Hartford. 1S60. pp. 26. Jubilee. 

M ins! 1 all. 1S67. pp. S. 

— See Painter. 

Mitchell. New York. 1S59. PP- 2S - 



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Montgomery. T. H. Montgomery. Philadelphia. 1863. pp. 15S. 
Moody. C. C. P. Moody. Boston. 1847. pp. 16S. Chiefly biographical. 

— AND OTHER FAMILIES. SaCO. 1S5I. pp. 22. 

Morgan. Hartford. 1S51. pp. 16. 

— N. H. Morgan. Hartford. 1S69. pp. 280. 
Morris. New York. 1S53. PP- 103. 

— J. F. Morris. Hartford. 1887. pp. 406. 

Morse. A.Morse. Boston. 1S50. pp. 170 and appendix. 

— H. D. Lord. pp. 119. 

Moses. Z. Moses. Hartford. 1890. pp. 138. 

Mo wry. W. A. Mowry. Providence. 1S7S. pp. 343. 

Mudge. A. Mudge. pp. 8. 

— A. Mudge. Boston. 186S. pp. 443. 
Mulford. W. R. Mulford. Boston. 1SS0. pp. 12. 
Munroe. J. G. Locke. Boston. 1853. pp. 15. 
Mcjnsell. pp. S. 

— F. Munsell. Boston. 1S80. pp. 16. 

— F. Munsell. Albany. 1SS4. 

Munsox. New Haven. 1S87. pp. S8. Reunion. 
Mygatt. F. T. Mygatt. Brooklyn. 1S53. pp. 116. 
Nash. Nash & Noble. AVatertown. 1850. pp. 15. 

— S. Nash. Hartford. 1S53. pp. 303. 
Nason. J. Caldwell. Boston. 1S59. pp. 8. 
Neal. T. A. Neal. Boston. 1S56. pp. 30. 
Needles. See Man. 

Nelson. Newburyport. 1S67. pp. 25. 
Newell. C. C. Baldwin, pp. 1 67-171. 

— M. A. N. Hall. Southington. 1S78. pp. 26S. 
Noble. L. M. Boltwood. Hartford. 1S78. pp. 8S0. 
North. Hartford. 1S60. pp. 30. 

— F. A. North. Hartford. 1890. pp. 64. 

— Chart. 

Norton. Washington. 1S56. pp. 26. 

— Boston. 1S59. pp. 10. 

— C. C. Baldwin, pp. 173-1S1. 

No yes. J. Noyes. Abington. 1S61. pp. 13. 

Odin. pp. 4. 

Ogden.' Salisbury, pp. 225-36S. [From Salisbury Memorial.] 

— PP- 35- 

Olcott. N. Goodwin. Hartford. 1S45. pp. 64. 

— Goodwin & Olcott. Albany. 1S74. pp. 124. 
Oliver. W. S. Appleton. Cambridge. 1S67. pp. 20. 

— & Gallaudet. II . E. Hayden. New York. 18SS. pp. 23 and 4. 

— See Hutchinson. 

Olmstead. E. L. Thomas. New York. 1S69. pp. 30. 
— '■ E. L. Thomas. Albany. 1869. pp. 30. 
Or Dvck. C. \V. Opdyke. New York. 1SS9. pp. 409. 
Otis. H. N. Otis. Boston. 1S51. pp. 48. 



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Otis. H. N. Otis. Boston, pp. 39. 

Owen. See Minshall. 

Oxnard. G. H. Preble, pp. 8. 

Paine. " Family Register." 

Painter. 1869. pp. 20. 

Palmer. Brooklyn. 18S6. pp. 95. 

Park. See Champney. 

Parker. E. P. Parker. 1892. pp. 51. 

Patterson. J. P. Andrews, pp. 8. 

Peakody. W. S. & Br. F. Peabody. Boston. 1867. pp. 60. 

Pease. D. & A. S. Pease. Springfield. 1S69. pp. 401 and 96. (W.) 

Peck. I. B. Peck. Boston. 1S68. pp. 442. (W.) 

— See Parker. 

Pelletreau. W. S. Pelletreau, Jr. Southampton, L. I. 1863. pp. 7. 
Penn. J. Coleman. London. 18 71. pp. 24. 

— J. J. Smith, pp. 15-39. 

— J. J. Smith, pp. 149-162. 

Pennington. A. C. M. Pennington. Boston. 1871. pp. iS. 
Pennypacker. Reunion. 1S77. 
Perkins. F. B. Perkins, pp. 8. 

— Salem. 1887. pp. 24. 

— G. A. Perkins. Salem. 1889. pp. 174 and 152 and 173. 
Pettibone. I. F. Pettibone. Chicago. 1SS5. pp. 48. 
Phelps. Broadside. 

— O. S. Phelps. St. Catherines. 1862. pp. 44. 

— O. S. Phelps. Big Rapids. 1S7S. pp. 13. 
Phillips. Chart. 18S7. 

— Auburn. 1SS5. pp. 233. 

Pikenix. S. W. Phoenix. New York. 1S67. pp. 53. 

Pickering. Boston. 18S4. pp. 33. 

Pierce. A. H. Hoyt. Boston. 1875. pp. 11. 

— F. C. Pierce. Albany. 18%. pp. 441. 

Pierpont. New Haven. 1S6S. pp. 23. Wedding anniversary. 

Pierson. L. B. Pierson. Albany. 187S. pp. 104. 

Piper. Boston. 1849. pp. 20. 

Pitkin. A. P. Pitkin. Hartford. 1SS7. pp. 325. 

Plumb. H. B. Plumb. 1890. pp. 57. 

Plummf.r. Salem. 1S5S. pp. 97. 

Pollock. H. E. Hayden. Harrisburg. 1SS3. pp. 59. 

Pond. D. S. Pond. 1S75. pp. 126. 

Pope. Boston. 1S62. pp. 68. 

Porter. Saratoga Springs. 1SS2. pp. 125. 

— J. W. Porter. Bangor. 1S7S. pp. 343. 
Post. Manuscript. 

Potter. C. E. Potter. Boston. 1S8S. 
Pratt. S. Pratt. Middleboro, Mass. pp. S. 

— F. W. Chapman. Hartford. 1S64. pp, 420. 
Preble. Portland. 1S50. pp. 28. 



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Preble. G. H. Preble. Boston. 1S6S. pp. 336. 

Prentice. C. J. F. Binney. Boston. 1S52. pp. 272 and S. (W.) 

— C. J. F. Binney. Boston. 1SS3. pp. 446. (W.) 
Preston. O. Brown. Frankfort. 1842. pp. 10. 

— O. Brown. Frankfort. 1S42. pp. 16. Reprint. 

— O. Brown. Albany. 1S64. pp. 26. Reprint. 
Prime. E. D. G. Prime. 18SS. pp. 11S. (W.) 
Prince. Chart in memoirs of Rev. T. Prince. 
Provost. E. R. Purple. New York. 1S75. pp. 32. 
Pynchon. C. C. Baldwin, pp. 183-204. 

Qltncy. Boston. 1857. pp. 7. 

Rawlins. J. R. Rollins. Lawrence, Mass. 1870. pp. S4. 

— J. R. Rollins. Lawrence, Mass. 1874. pp. 34S. 
Rawson. S. S. Rawson. Boston. 1849. PP- H&- 

— E. B. Crane. Worcester. 1S75. pp. 334. (W.) 
Rea. F. M. Ray. Salem. 1S81. pp. 71. 
Reade. J. C. Reed. Baltimore. 1S87. pp. 1 43. 
Redfield. Charts. 

— Charts. Reprint. 

— J. H. Redfield. Albany. 1S60. pp. 337- 
Reed. J. W. Reed. Boston. 1S61. pp. 5SS. (W.) 
Resseglte. J.E.Morris. Hartford. 18S8. pp. 99. (W.) 
Rexford. J. D. Rexford. Janesville, Wis. 1S91. pp. 76. 
Rice. A. H. Ward. Boston. 1S58. pp. 379. 
Richards. A. Morse. Boston. 1861. pp. 243. 
Richardson. J. A. Vinton. Portland. 1S76. pp. 944. 

— See Brackett. 

Riddell. W. P. Riddell. New Orleans. 1S52. pp. 44. 

— G. T. Ridlon. Manchester. 1SS4. pp. 786. (W.) 
Ripley. H. W. Ripley, pp. 7. 

— H. W. Ripley. Newark. 1S67. pp. 4S. 
Roberts. L. A. Roberts, pp. 7. 

Robie. pp. 24. 

Robins. Chart. 

Robinson and other families. S.Robinson. Bennington. 1S37. pp. -96. 

— E. Robinson. New York. 1S59. pp. 214. 
Rockwell. New Haven. 1S52. pp. 27. 

— H. E. Rockwell. Boston. 1S73. pp. 224. 
Rockwood. E. L. Rockwood. Boston. 1856. pp. 146. 
Rogers, pp. 8. 

Rollins. See Rawlins. 

Root. J. P. Root. New York. 1S70. pp. 533. 

Rosell. C. S. Sims. Philadelphia. 1S59. pp. S. 

Rust. A. D. Rust. Waco, Texas. 1891. pp. 52S. 

Sabin. A. Titus, Jr. Weymouth. 1SS2. pp. 7. 

Saffokd. See Robinson. 

Sage. , Middletown. 1S78. pp. S2. 

St. John. pp. 23. 



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Salisbury [family memorials]. E.E.Salisbury. 1885. pp.696. 2 vols. 

— — E. E. & E. McC. Salisbury. 1892. pp. 721 and 503 and 312 and 
pedigree charts. 5 vols. (W.) 

Salkeld. 1S67. pp. 7. 

Saltonstai.l. Chart. 

Sampson. J. A. Vinton. Boston. 1864. pp. 136. 

Sanborn. N. Sanborn. Boston. 1S56. pp. 21. 

Sargeant. A. Sargent. Boston. 1S5S. pp. 108. 

Sawin. T. E. Sawin. Athol Depot. 1867. pp. 48. 

Schenck. S. Lockwood. New York. 1S63. pp. 24. Funeral Sermon. 

Scranton. E. Scranton. Hartford. 1S55. pp. 104. 

Scrase. M. A. Lower. London. 1856. pp. iS. 

Sears. Notices of the family, pp. 18. 

— Boston. 1857. pp. 96. Pictures of the olden time. 

— S. P. May. Boston. 1SS6. pp. 10. 

— S. P. May. Albany. 1S90. pp. 665. 
Sessions. F. C. Sessions. Albany. 1890. pp. 252. 
Seymour. Chart. 
Sharle. W. C. Sharpe. Seymour. 1S74. pp. 33. 

— W. C. Sharpe. Seymour. 1SS0. pp. 17S. 

— "The Sharpes." 1S93-4. pp. 1-112. 
Shattuck. L. Shattuck. Boston. 1S55. pp. 414. 
Sheldon. H. O. Sheldon. Loudonville, O. 1855. JI 3 leaves. 
Shelton. Boston. 1S57. pp. 5. 

— Newburg. 1S77. pp. 104. 

Shepard. J., N. & A. E. B. Shepherd. Boston. 1S7S. pp. 18. 
Sigourney. H. W. Sigourney. Boston. 1857. pp. 31. (W.) 
Sill. G. G. Sill. Albany. 1S59. pp. 10S. 

— H. A. Sill. Charts. 
Skilton. Chart. 

Skinner. See History of Wyoming. W.L.Stone. 1S41. pp. 399-402. 
Sl after. E. F. Slafter. Boston. 1S69. pp. 155. 
Slocum. C. E. Slocum. Syracuse. 1SS2. pp. 643. 
Smith. Utica. 1849. pp. 44. 

— M.B.Smith. New York. 1S70. pp.55. 

— H. A. Smith. Albany. 1SS9. pp. 31S. 

— R. A. Smith, pp. 7. 
— , S. S. Martin. Rutland. 1S90. pp. 269. 
Spalding. S. J. Spalding. Boston. 1S72. pp. 619. 
Spofford. J. Spofford. Haverhill. 1S51. pp. 64. 
Spooner. T. Spooner. Cincinnati. 18S3. pp. 694. (W.) 
Spotswood. C. Campbell. Albany. 1S6S. pp. 44. 
Sprague. R. Soule, Jr. Boston. 1S47. pp. 191. 
Stafford, pp. 440-45S. 

Stanley. I. P. Warren. Portland. 1SS7. pp. 352. 
Stanton. W. A. Stanton. Albany. 1S01. pp. 613. 
Starr. B. P. Starr. Hartford. 1S79. pp. ^88. 
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Stekbins. Hartford. 177 r. pp. 24. 

— pp. 31. Reprint. 

— and Whitlock. A. S. Wheeler. New York. 1SS0. pp. 20. 
Steele. D. S. Durrie. Albany. 1S59. pp. 161. 

Stephens. E. S. Clark. San Francisco. 1S92. pp. 185. 
Stetson. J. S. Barry. Boston. 1S47. pp. 11C. 
Stickney. M. A. Stickney. Salem. 1S69. pp. 526. 
Stiles. H. R. Stile$. Albany. 1S63. pp. 4S. 

— M. S. P. Guild. Albany. 1S92. pp. 683. 

— PP- 31. 

Stillwell. W. H. Stillwell. New York. 1SS3. pp. 62. 
Stoddard. Boston. 1S49. pp. 23. 

— E. W. Stoddard. New York. 1S65. pp. 95. 

— E. W. Stoddard. New York. 1S72. pp. 36. 

— E. W. Stoddard. New York. 1S73. pp. 100-273 and 16. 

— D. W. Patterson. 1S73. pp. 96. 

— E. Deacon. Bridgeport. 1S93. pp. S6. 
Stone. W. L. Stone. Albany. iSSS. pp. 1S4. 
Storks. C. Storrs. New York. 1SS6. pp. 552. 
Stranahan. Brooklyn. 1S6S. pp. 126. 

Strong. B. \V. Dwight. Albany. 1S71. pp. 15S6. 2 vols. (W.) 
Sumner. W. S. Appleton. Boston. 1879. pp. 204. 

— W. B. Trask. 1S54.' pp. 39-70. 

Sweet. J. W. Thornton. Roxbury. 1S51. pp. 26. 
Symmes. J. A. Vinton. Boston. 1S73. pp. 1S4. 
Tainter. D. W. Tainter. Boston. 1S59. pp. 100. 
Taintor. C. M. Taintor. Greenfield. 1847. pp. S2. 
Talcott. S. V. Talcott. Albany. 1S76. pp. 316. (W.) 
Taylor. New York. 1S61. pp. 9. 

— B. S. Taylor. 1S92. pp. 72. 

Temple. W. H. Whitmore. Boston. 1856. pp. 15. 
Tenny. H. A. Tenny. Madison. 1875. pp. 76. 
Terry. S. Terry. Hartford. 1887. pp. 343. 

— H. K. Terry. London, pp. 43. 

Thacher. M. Waldo. Hornellsville, N. Y. 1S69. pp. 36. 

— Vineland, N. J. 1S72. pp. 92. [families. 
Thayer. E. Thayer. Hingham. 1S35. pp. 1S0 and 100. And other 

— Mrs. A. H. Pitkin. Hartford. 1S90. pp. 5S. 
Thomas. L. B. Thomas. Baltimore. 1S77. pp. 54. (W.) 
Thompson. I. Thompson. Taunton. 1S41. pp. 84. 

— "Memorials." 

Thurston. B. Thurston. Portland. 18S0. pp. 59S. 

Thwing. W. E. Thwing. Boston. 1883. pp. 216. 

Tilley. R. H. Tilley. Newport. 1S78. pp. 79. 

Tinkf.r. A. B. Tinker. Akron, pp. 11. 

Titus. A. Titus, Jr. pp. S. 

Todd. R. H. Greene. New York. 1S67. pp. 143. 

Tompkins. 1S93. pp. 65. 



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Toitan. J. Coffin. Newburyport. 1S62. pp. 30. 

Torrev. D. Torrey. Detroit. 1S90. pp. 145 and 61. 

Townsend. New York. 1S65. pp. 233. 

Townshend. C. H. Townshend. New Haven, pp. 13S. (W.) 

Treat. J. H. Treat. Salem. 1S93. pp. 637. 

Trowbridge. O. Trowbridge. Boston. 1854. pp. 32. 

— F. W. Chapman. New Haven. 1872. pp. 461. 
Tucker. G. H. Tucker. New York. 1851. pp. 43. 
Turner. J. Turner. Boston. 1852. pp. 63. 

Tuthill. Sag-Harbor, N. Y. 1867. pp. 60. Family meeting. 
Tuttle. G. F. Tuttle. Rutland. 1SS3. pp. 754. (W.) 
Tweed. B. Walker Lowell. 18S7. pp. 30. 
Upham. A. G. Upham. Concord. 1S45. pp. 92. 

— F. K. Upham. 18S4. pp. 17. 

— F. K. Upham. 18S7. pp. 68. 

Usher. W. H. Whitmore. Boston. 1869. pp. 11. 

Valentine. T. W. Valentine. New York. 1S74. pp. 24S. 

Van Brunt. T. G. Bergen. Albany. 1S67. pp. 79. 

Van Rensselaer. M. Van Rensselaer. Albany. 1SS8. pp. 241. 

Van Voorhis. E. Van Voorhis. 1SS1. pp.239. 

Vail. Miscellaneous sheets. 

Vassall. E. D. Harris. Albany. 1S62. pp. 26. 

VlCKERS Or VlCKERY. pp. 5- 

Viets. F. H. Viets. Providence. 1S79. pp. 31. 

Vilas. C. H. Vilas. Madison. 1S75. PP- 221 - 

Vinton. J. A. Vinton. Boston. 1S5S. pp. 534. 

Wadsworth. H. A. Wadsworth. Lawrence. 1SS3. pp. 257. (W.) 

— C. C. Baldwin, pp. 205-215. 

Waldo. J. D. Hall, Jr. Danielsonville. 1SS3. pp. 227 and iS. (W.) 

— pp. 35 and 10. 

Walker. J. B. R. Walker. Northampton. 1S61. pp. 451. 
Ward. A. H. Ward. Boston. 1S51. pp. 265. 

— J. Ward. New York. 1875. pp. 20. 
Ware. J. Ware. Boston. 1852. pp. 24. 
Warren. Chart. 

Washington. A. Welles. New York. 1S79. pp. 370. 
Watson. W. R. Deane. Albany. 1S64. pp. 16. 

— T. Watson. New York. 1S65. pp. 47. 
Way.' Boston. 1SS7. pp. 23. 

Weaver. See Bailey. 

We i5B. See Wilcockson. 

Webster. N. Webster, pp. S. 

Weeks. J. Chapman. Albany. 1SS9. pp. 1S4. 

Weitzel. H. E. Hayden. Wilkes-Barre. 1SS3. pp. Si. 

Welles. New York. 1S4S. pp.27. 

Wells. C. W. Hayes. Buffalo. 1S73. pp. 300. 

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Wentworth. Boston. 1850. pp. 20. 

— J. Wentworth. Boston. 187S. pp. 711, S03, and 727. 3 vols. (W.) 
West. See Gilpin. 

Wetmore. J. C. Whetmore. Albany. 1861. pp. 670. (W.) 
Whipple. J. H. Boutelle. Lowell. 1S57. pp. 36. 
White. A. S. Kellogg. Hartford. 1S60. pp. 321. 

— W. F. Cregar. Philadelphia. 1SS8. pp. 194. 

— A. C. White. Ithaca. 1S92. pp. 32. 

— T. H. Montgomery, pp. 72. 

Whiting. W. Whiting. Boston. 1S73. pp. 334. 
Whitlock. See Stebbins. 

Whitman. E. Whitman. Portland. 1832. pp. 44. 
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— S. W. Phcenix. New York. 1S7S. pp. 2,740. 3 vols. 

— W. L. Whitney. Pottsville, Pa. 1S90. pp. 101. 

— pp. 19. As a surname. 

Whittier. D. B. Whittier. Boston. 1873. p. 22. 

— Chart. 1S73. 
Whittlesey. 1855. pp. 125. 

Wight. D. P. Wight. Boston. 1848. pp. 119. 

Wilcoxson, Meigs & Weiu?. R.W.Wilcox. New York. 1893. pp.75. 

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Willey. H. Willey. New Bedford. 1SS6. pp. 15. 

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Williams. S. W. Williams. Greenfield. 1847. pp. 424. 

— J. F. Williams. St. Paul. 1SS9. pp. 6S. (W.) 

— A. D. W. French, pp. 26. 

Winchell. A. Winchell. Ann Arbor. 1S69. pp. 271. 

Winslow. D. P. & F. K. Holton. New York. 1S77. PP- I <Q57- 2 vols. 

— See Lewis. 

Winsor. O. Winsor. Providence. 1S47. pp. 12. [families. 

WiNTHRor. W. H. Whitmore. Albany. 1S64. pp. 6. And other 

— Cambridge. 1SS7. pp. 16. 
Witter. See Allen. 

Wolcott. S. Wolcott. New York. 1S81. pp. 439. 

Wolfe. Philadelphia. 1S63. pp. 113. 

Wood. pp. 3. 

Woodbridge. M. K. Talcott. 1S7S. . pp. 7. 

— L. Mitchell'. New Haven. 1SS3. pp. 272. (W.) 
Woodman. J. Coffin. Newburyport. 1S55. pp. 16. 

— J. H. Woodman. Brunswick, Me. 
Worcester. J. F. Worcester. Lynn. 
Worden. O. N. Worden. Lewisburg 
Yale. E. Yale. New Haven. 1850. 

— 1S50. Chart. 



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FUNDS OF THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 
General Fund. 

5 shares Hartford National Bank, 

15 " Phoenix National Bank, 
10 '« American Ex. Nat. Bank, N.Y. 
10 " Continental National Bank, N.Y., 

16 " City Bank, Hartford, 
10 " Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R.R., 

1 Bond, Debenture, Iowa Loan & Trust Co., 
1 Mortgage Loan, D. W. Baker, 

Deposit Society for Savings, 

Cash in Charter Oak National Bank, 

1 Syracuse Coal & Salt Co. Bond, $1,000, 

$9,871.33 $11,671.33 

Publication Fund. 

20 shares Cleveland & Pitts. R.R., $50, $1,000.00 76 $1,520.00 
Deposit Society for Savings, 2,467.12 2,467.12 

Cash in Charter Oak National Bank, 195. Si 195. Si 

2 Bds. Syracuse Coal & Salt Co. , $500— 1 ,ooo, 

$3,662.93 $4,182.93 

Hartford, May 1, 1S94. 

J. F. MORRIS, Treasurer. 

Examined with securities and found correct. 

ROWLAND SWIFT, Auditor. 



mm 



flDemfcers of tbe Society 

Names, Residence, and Date of Admission. 

Those in Italics are Life Members. 

(Those marked with a * are Life Members in consideration of contri- 
butions to the building of the Wadsworth Athenaeum.) 

Adams, Hon. Sherman Wolcott, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1875. 
Allen, Bennett Rowland, Hartford, Oct. 9, iSSS. 
Allen, Charles Dexter, Windsor Locks, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, 18S9. 
Allen, Rev. Samuel Howe, Hartford, July 1, 1S90. 
Alton, Charles D., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, .188S. 
Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 
Atkins, Hon. Roswell, Bristol, Nov. 11, 1890. 
Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomrleld, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 
Bailey, Ezra Brewster, Windsor Locks, March 1, 1892. 
Baker, Mrs. Mary Anna, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 
Baker, William Edwin, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 
Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 
Barnard, Henry, LL.D., L.H.D., Hartford, May, 1839. 
Bales, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July -, 1SS9. 
Battcll, Hon. Robbins, Norfolk, Oct. 4, 1S70. 
Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 
Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March 1, 1692. 
Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 
Boardman, Win. Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, 1S8S. 
Boardman, William G., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 
Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, [May 2, 1SS2. 
Bradin, Rev. James Watson, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 
Brainard, Leverett, Hartford, March 5, 1S80. 
Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Brooks, Hon. Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 
Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 



49 

Bryant, Clarence, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1892. 
Buck, Hon. John R., Hartford, March 4, 1890. 
Bulkeley, Fannie Briggs Houghton* Hartford, May 1, 1894. 
Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 
Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 
Burr, Franklin L., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 
Burton, Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Cady, Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 
Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Camp, Prof. David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Carter, H. W., Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 
Castle, Harry Allen, Plain ville, Feb. 6, 1894. 
Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 
Chapin, Frederick H., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S91. 
Chapman, Hon. Charles Richard, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1885. 
* Chittenden, Henry A., New York City. 
Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 
Clark, George Henry, S.T.D., Hartford, May 17, 1864. 
Clark, Miss Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Clarke, L. Walter, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 
Cleveland, Edmutid Janes, Hartford, Nov. 9, 18S6. 
Cole, Charles J., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 
Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S84. 
Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1893. 
Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 
Cornwall, Horace, Hartford, June 2, 1874. 
Cothren, William, Woodbury, Nov. 9, 1852. 
Cowles, Samuel, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 
Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1893. 
Davenport, Rev. John Sidney, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 
Davidson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 
Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Day, George H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 
Day, John Calvin, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1875. 
Deming, Hon. Lucius Parman, New Haven, Dec. 3, 18S9. 
Denison, John Ledyard, Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 
Dennis, Rodney, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
DePeu, Rev. John, Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 
Dexter, Franklin Bowditch, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1SS2. 
7 



50" 

Dudley, James Frederick, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Dunham, Samuel Gurley, Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Dunham, Sylvester C, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Dunning, Emma Ada, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Dustan, Rev. George, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1891. 

Ellis, George, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Fairfield, John M., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1S84. 

Fisher, George Park, S.T.D., LL.D., New Haven, May 7, 18S9. 

Forbes, S. Waldo, Forestville, May 3, 1892. 

Fuller, Horace S., M.D., Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 

Gates, Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1883. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. 1, 1887. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1889. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gillette, Rev. Arthur L., Hartford, July 2, 18S9. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Goldthwaite, Charlotte, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1S92. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1876. 

Goodwin, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. 1, 18S7. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1887. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Graves, Miles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July 1, 1873. 

Griswold, Hon. Seneca O., Windsor, Oct. 6, 1S91. 

Griswold, Roger M., M.D., Portland, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Griswold, Rufus White, M.D., Rocky Hill, Oct. 9, iSSS. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 18S9. 

Hall, Prof. Joseph, Hartford, May 8, 1S77. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hart, Samuel, D.D., Hartford, July 6, 1S75. 

Hartranft, Chester D., D.D., Hartford, May 7, 1889 

Hatch, George E., Hartford, Feb. 5, 1SS9. 



5* 

Hawley, Hon. Joseph Roswell, Hartford, May 5, 1868. 

Hayden, Henry R., East Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Hayden, Hon. Plezekiah Sidney, Windsor, May 7, 1S89. 

Hayden, Jabes Haskell, Windsor Locks, Oct. 1, 1841. 

Hayden, James Loomis, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Henry, Hon. Edward Stpvens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hibbard, Rev. Augustine G., Goshen, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1885. 

Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1891. 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Hoadly, Charles Jeremy, LL.D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1854. 

Holcombe, John M., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Hoi ley, Mrs. Sarah Day, Lakeville, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Hollister, Nelson, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Hooker, Edward B., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1888. 

Hooker, John, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Howard, Mrs. Angeline Lee, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Howard, James L., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Hulb'ert, George Huntington, Middletown, May 3, 1S92. 

Hungerford, Clarence Catlin, Hartford, March 6, 1894. 

Huntington, Joseph S., Lyme, Feb. 7, 1854. 

Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Jr., Hartford, May 7, 188S. 

Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1S92. 

James, Herbert L., Rockville, Nov. 1, 1892. 

* Judson, Curtis, Hartford. 

Kellogg, Edward W., M.D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July 1, 1890. 

Kinney, Mrs. Sara T., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Lacey, Rowland Bradley, Bridgeport, July 2, 1S89. 

Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1870. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Lee, William H., Hartford, July 2, 1S89. 

Lewis, John B., M.D., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Lincoln, Charles L., Hartford, Nov. 11, 1S90. 

Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood, Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Loomis, Hon. Dwight, Hartford, 1S75. 

Loomis, Thomas W., Windsor, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Jr., Hartford, April 6, 1SS0. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 



52 

Lyon, Irving Whitall, M.D., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

McClellan, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, 1891. 

McCook, Rev. John J., Hartford, May 7, 1889. 

Maltbie, Theodore M., Granby, July 11, 1893. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, M.D., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Markham, Ernest A., M.D., Durham, Dec. 1, 1891. 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. i, 1885. 

"Mather, Roland, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1844. 

Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

Middlebrook, Louis N., Bridgeport, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Moore, Silas B., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1886. 

Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Morris, Jonathan Flynt, Hartford, March 7, 1871. 

Nelson, Robert Wickham, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. 1, 18S9. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D.D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Parsons, John Caldwell, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Perkins, J. Deming, Litchfield, April 1, 1890. 

Perry, Alfred Tyler, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S91. 

Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Phillips, Daniel, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Piatt, Orville H., Meriden, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Pope, George, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Pratt, Le welly n, D.D., Norwich, Nov. 1, 18S7. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Prince, Frederick William, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1SS8. 

Reid, Rev. Lewis Hubbard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1889. 

Richards, Ellis G., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1SS9. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 

Ripley, Lewis William, Hartford, Dec. 5. 1S93. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wethersfield, June 5, 1S83. 

Robbins, Edward W., Kensington, April 5, 18S7. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1S91. 

Robinson, Hon. Henry C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 



53 

Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Rowell, Harriet, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 

Royce, Philander C, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Russell, Gurdon Wadsworth, M.D., Hartford, April 30, 1840. 

Russell, Thomas W., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1889. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Sanger, Hon. Marvin H., Canterbury, Oct. 1, 1889. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Segur, Gideon Cross, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Seymour, Hon. Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1891. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1891. 

Sharp, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Smead, Edwin Billings, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Smith, Charles H., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Smith, Rev. Edward Alfred, Hartford, March 5, 1S89. 

Smith, George Williamson, D.D., LL.D., Hartford, May 1, 1S94. 

Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S92. 

Smith, James Alwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Spencer, Mary, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1S79. 

Starkweather, Nathan, Hartford, May 29, 1888. 

Starr, Frank Famsworth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cummings, Hartford, May 29, 1S88. 

Stearns, Henry Putnam, M.D., Hartford, April 5, 1887. 

Stedman, John Woodhull, Hartford, Oct. 5, 1875. 

Steele, George Whipple, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Storrs, Mary R., Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 

Storrs, Melancthon, M.D., Hartford, May 8, 18S3. 

Stoughton, Hon. John Alden, East Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Hartford, March 6, 18SS. 

Swift, Rowland, Hartford, June 3, 1S73. 

Taintor, Henry Ellsworth, Hartford, May 1, 1S94. 

Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S91. 

Taintor, Jennie G., Hartford, May 1, 1S94. 

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1S94. 

Tallman, James Hazleton. Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Taylor, Henry W., Hartford, Nov. 13, iSSS. 



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Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 
Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 18S8. 
Teel, Rev. William H., Wethersfield, June 29, 1892. 
Terry, James, New Haven, May 19, 1868. 

Trumbull, James Hammond, LL.D., L.H.D., Hartford, Feb. 16, 1847. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Turner, Elisha, Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 
Tivichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1889. 
Twitchell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 
Upson, Lyman Allen, Thompsonville, July n, 1893. 
Wai?iw right, William Augustus Muhlenberg, M.D., Hartford, 

April 6, 1886. 
Walker, George Leon, S.T.D., Hartford, May 8, 1883. 
Walker, Williston, S.T.D., Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 
*Ward, William A., Hartford. 

Warner, Charles Dudley, L.H.D., Hartford, Jan. 7, 1862. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 
Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Welles, Ann Aurelia, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 
Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 
Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S84. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 1SS7. 
Welles, Susan Maria, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 
Wells, Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 
Wells, Edward W., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S45. 
Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 
Wheeler, Hon. Richard A., Stonington, June 3, 1S73. 
Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 1S87. 

Williams, Rt. Rev. John, S.T.D., LL.D., Middletown, Oct. 2, 1849. 
Williams, James Baker, Glastonbury, Nov. 3. 1891. 
Williams, William Stuart, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1891. 
WoodruJJ, George M., Litchfield, April 1, 1S90. 
Woodward, Joseph G., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 
Woodward, P. H., Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov. 13, iSSS. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1890. 



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Ibonoran? flDembers. 

Amarelli, V. de, P.D., LL.D., Naples, Italy, Jan. i, 1850. 

Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July 1, 1S90. 

Ellis, George Edward, D.D., LL.D., Charlestown, Mass., Aug. 20, 1S44. 

Piatt, George, New York City, April 18, 1844. 

Richards, Samuel, Wilkesbarre, Pa., Oct. 2, 1840. 

Winsor, Justin, LL.D., Cambridge, Mass., July 2, 1889. 

Winthrop, Robert Charles, LL.D., Boston, Mass., Oct. 4, 1870. 



CorreeponMno flDembers, 

Alexander, Rev. Walter S., Racine, Wis., June 7, 1871. 

Boltw^ood, Lucius M., New Haven, March 4, 1856. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 18S6. 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine, Fla. , June 2, 1874. 

Chamberlain, Mellen, LL.D., Boston, Mass., Oct. 7, 1851. 

De Peyster, Gen. John Watts, LL.D., Tivoli, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1S63. 

Drowne, Henry Thayer, New York City, Jan. 3, 1S8S. 

Green, Hon. Samuel A., M.D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1S80. 

Herrick, Edward, Jr., Athens, Pa., Oct. 7, 1862. 

Holden, Hon. Frederick Abbott, M.D., Washington, D. C, May 5, 1S68. 

Isham, Charles, New York City, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York City, Jan. 4, 18S7. 

King, F. A., Canton, China, June 1, 1S47. 

Nolte, Frederick, Paris, France, Nov. 9, 18S0. 

Olmsted, Henry M., Canton, China, June 1, 1847. 

Perry, William Stevens, D.D., S.T.D., LL.D., Geneva, N. Y., June 2, 

i§74- 
Pulsifer, David, Boston, Mass., Jan. 11, 1S59. 
Ripley, Philip, Jr., New York City, June 3, 1S62. 
Rockwell, Charles H., Chicago, 111., Dec. 5, 1S48. 
Sheldon, Hon. George, Deertield, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 
Stiles, Henry Reed, M.D., New York City, April S, 1SS4. 
Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1887. 
Welling, James Clark, LL.D., Washington, D. C, June 2, 1S74. 



Xist of Donations. 



Donors. 



Residence. 



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; e 



Adams, Sherman W 

Alvord, Rev. Henry C, . 
American Antiquarian Society, 
American Congregational Associat'n, 
American Folk-Lore Society, . 
American Philosophical Society, 

Anonymous, 

Associated Charities of Boston, 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., 

Backus, J. Bayard, .... 

Banks, Charles E. 

Bates, Albert C 

Battell, Robbins, .... 
Beckwith, Elisha (through Mrs. C. 

H. Smith) 

Belknap, Leverett, .... 

Bishop, Cortland P., 

Board of Trade, .... 

Boardman, W. F. J., 

Bowen, Clarence W., 

Brainard, Miss Lucy A., . 

Bridgeport Savings Bank, 

Brinley, heirs of George, deceased, 

through Charles W. Brinley, 
Brinley, heirs of George, deceased, 

and Jonathan F. Morris, 
Buck, William J., .... 
Buffald Historical Society, 

Carpenter, C. C 

Case, Lockwood §c Brainard Co., 
Cayuga County Historical Society, . 
Chicago Board of Trade, . . 
Chicago Historical Society, 
Cincinnati Public Library, 
Clarke, Samuel C, . 

Collins, Holdridge O 

Colonial Society of Massachusetts, . 
Connecticut Board of Lady Managers 

for the Columbian Exposition," 



Hartford, Conn., 
S. Weymouth, Ms. , 
Worcester, Mass., 
Boston, Mass., 
Cambridge, Mass., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 

Boston, Mass., 
Bloomfieid, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 

East Granby , Conn. , 
Norfolk, Conn., 

Niantic, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 
I Chicago, 111., 
Hartford, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Bridgeport, Conn., 

Philadelphia, Pa., 



Jenkintown, Pa., 
Buffalo, N. Y., 
Andover, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Auburn, N. Y., 
Chicago, 111.. 
Chicago, 111., 
Cincinnati, O., 
Marietta. Ga., 
Los Angeles. Cal. 
Boston, "Mass., 



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27 

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217 

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145 



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Donors. 



Connecticut Humane Society 

Conn., State of (through the Libra 
rian), 

Conn., State of (through the Secre- 
tary) 

Conn. , State of (deposited), 

Cornish, Louis H., 

Cowdery, O. P., 

Crosby, Mrs. Isabella, 

Dabol, David A., 

Dartmouth College, . 

Day, Thomas M,, 

Deacon, Edward, 

Dedham Historical Society, 

Denison, John L., 

Department of public works, 

De Peyster, J. Watts, 

Dike, Samuel W., 

Diocese of Connecticut, 

Diocese of New Jersey, 

Dodge, James H., City Auditor 

Dyer, M. S., . 

Egleston, Thomas, . 

Enoch Pratt Free Library, 

Essex Institute, 

Exchange 

Fewkes, J. W 

Free Public Library, 

Free Public Library, 

French, A. D. W., . 

Gay, Frank B., . . . 

Gay, Julius, 

Geer, sons of Elihu, deceased 

Geological Survey of Canada, 

Gilman, D. C, . 

Gilman, Mrs. George S., . 

Goodwin, the late Daniel, 

Goodwin, James J., . 

Government Statistician, . 

Green, Charles R., . 

Green, Samuel A., . 

Griswold, RufusW., 

Hacket, Frank W., . 

Hart, A. H 

Hart, Henry, 

Hartford Courant Co. (thro 
H. Clark), 

Hartford Public Library, . 

Hartford Public Library (depo 

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>ugh 



Residence. 



Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 
East Hartland, Ct, 
Hartford, Conn., 
Center Groton, Ct., 
Hanover, N. H., 
Hartford, Conn.,- 
Bridgeport, Conn., 
Dedham, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Chicago, 111., 
New York, N. Y., 
Auburndale, Mass., 



Boston, Mass., 
Canton, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 
Baltimore, Md., 
Salem, Mass., 

Boston, Mass., 
New Bedford, Mass. 
jNew Haven, Conn., 
i Boston, Mass., 
j Hartford, Conn., 
jFarmington, Conn., 
j Hartford, Conn., 
• Ottawa, Can., 
I Baltimore, Md., 
| Hartford, Conn., 
'Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Sydney, N. S. W., 
Lyndon, Kan., 
j Boston, Mass., 
; Rocky Hill, Conn., 
New Castle, N. H., 
I Boston, Mass., 
'Saybrook, Conn., 



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39 



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C. 
ted), ! Hartford, Conn. 



I Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 



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Donors. 



Hartford Theological Seminary, 
Harvard University, 
Hayden, Rev. Horace E., 
Hayden, Miss K. L., 
Hewins, Miss CM., 

Hibbard, Rev. A. G 

Higgins, John E. (Town Clerk), 
Hills, J. Coolidge, . . \ . 
Historical & Philosophical Society of 

Ohio, . . ■ . . 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, . 
Holland Society, .... 
Howell, G. R., . ... 
Iowa Columbian Commission, . 
Iowa Geological Survey, . 
Iowa State Historical Society, . 
Jameson, J. Franklin, 
Kinney, Mrs. Sara T., 
Laval University, .... 
Lee, William H., . . . 

Lewis, F. B., 

Lewis, Dr. John B., . 
Long Island Historical Society, 
Lord, Miss Rosella, .... 
Louisiana Historical Society, . 
Love, Rev. W. DeLoss, . 

Lux, Peter, 

Maine Historical Society, . 
Martin, John B., . ' . 
Maryland Historical Society, . 
Massachusetts Historical Society, 
Mathews, Mercy A., . 
Mercantile Library Association, 
Mercantile Library Association, 
Merwiu, WE-., . 

Morgan, Forrest, .... 
Morgan, the late Junius S., 
Morris', John E., . 

Morris, Jonathan F. (See Brinlsv.) 
Munroe, Will S., . . . • 
National Museum, .... 
Nebraska State Historical Society, 
Nelson, William, .... 
New Britain Institute, 
New England Hist. Geneal. Soc, . 
New Hampshire State Library, 
New Haven Congregational Club, . 
New Jersey Historical Society, 
New London County Historical Soc, 



Residence. 



Hartford, Conn., 
Cambridge, Mass., 
Wilkes Barre, Pa., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Goshen, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 

Cincinnati, O., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
New York, N. Y., 
Albany, N. Y., 

Des Moines, la., 
Iowa City, la., 
Providence, R. I., 
New Haven, Conn., 
Quebec, Can., 
Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., 
New Orleans, La., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
| Portland, Me., 
i 

i Baltimore, Md., 
Boston, Mass., 
Mohegan, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 
San Francisco, Cal., 
Cornwall Hollow.Ct., 
Hartford, Conn., 
London, Eng., 
Hartford, Conn., 

'Palo Alto, Cal., 
Rio Janeiro, Brazil, 
Lincoln, Neb., 
! Pater son, N. J., 
New Britain, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Concord, N. H., 
New Haven, Conn., 
Trenton, N. J.. 
New London, Conn.,; 



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New S. Wales Government Board, . 
New York Historical Society, . 
Oneida Historical Society, 
Parker, Rev. Edwin P., . 

Parker, Francis H 

Pettibone, Benjamin W., . 
Phelps, Miss Antionette R., 
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago 

R. R. Co., 

Pope, Albert A., 
Potwine, Rev. Thomas S., 
Prince, Frederick W., 

Purchased, 

Record Commissioners, 
Rhode Island Historical Society, 
Rogers, Miriam, .... 

Royal Commission for the British 

Section of the Chicago Exhibition, 
Royal Society of Canada, 
Russell, Rev. Francis T., 
Ruth Wyllys chapter, Daughters of 

the American Revolution, 
Salem Public Library, 
St. Louis Mercantile Library Asso., 
St. Louis Public Library, 
San Francisco Free Public Library, 
Searight, James A., . 
Seymour, Henry H., 
Sharpe, William C, . 
Shea, Hon. George, .... 
Sheldon, Hon. George, 
Shepard, James, .... 

Sons of the American Revolution of 

District of Columbia, 
Sons of the Revolution in the State 

of New York, 

Starr, Frank F 

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 

Stedman,' John W 

Strong, Miss Sara M., 

Swan, Robert T., Commissioner, 

Talcott. Miss Marv K., 

Teel, Rev. William H., . 

Tennessee State Board of Health, . 

Timlow, Elizabeth W., . 

Tomlinson, Charles, .... 

Tooker, William W., 

Treat. John H., . 

Trinity College, .... 



Sydney, N. S. W., 
New York, N. Y., 
lUtica, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Winchester, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 

Pittsburgh , Pa. , 
Boston, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 

Providence, R. I., 

| Providence, R. I., 

i Bridgeport, Conn., 

i 

Chicago, 111., 

| Ottawa, Can., 

jWaterbury, Conn., 

j Hartford, Conn., 
iSalem, Mass., 
| St. Louis, Mo., 
jSt. Louis, Mo., 
'San Francisco, Cal. 
JUniontown, Pa., 
Buffalo, N. Y., 
ISeymour, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 
Deerfield, Mass., 
New Britain, Conn. 

Washington, D. C. 



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iMiddletown, Conn., 
I Madison, Wis., 
; Hartford, Conn., 
jNew Britain, Conn., 
'Boston, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Wethersfield, Conn. 

Ithaca, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Sag Harbor, N. Y., 
Lawrence, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 



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Donors. 



University of California, . 

University of Cincinnati, . 

University of Georgia, 

University of the State of New York. 

U. S. Government, through depart- 
ments 

Vance, Robert J., Commissioner, 

Vegetarian Society of America, 

Walker, Rev. George L., . 

Walker, Williston, . 

Waterhouse, S., . . 

Way, Newton F., . . . 

Webb, W. Seward 

Westchester County Hist. Society, . 

Wheeler, Joseph K., . 

Wheeler, William O., & Edmund D. 
Halsey, . . 

Wilcox, Reynold W 

Woodward, Joseph G., 

Woodward, P. H., Secretary, . 

Worcester Society of Antiquity, 

Yale University, . 




Berkeley, Cal., 
Cincinnati, O., 
Savannah, Ga., 
Albany, N. Y., 

Washington, D. C, 
Hartford, Conn., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
St. Louis, Mo., 
Hadlyme, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 
! White Plains, N. Y., 
! Hartford, Conn., 

New Jersey, 
|New York, N. Y., 
! Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
| Worcester, Mass., 
: New Haven, Conn., 



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Subscribers for tbe Patterson library 



Hon. Robbins Battell, 
James J. Goodwin, 
Rev. Francis Goodwin, 
James G. Batterson, 
Wm. F. J. Boardman, 
Leverett Brainard, 
Lucy A. Brainard, 
Mrs. Elizabeth H. Colt, 
Robert E. Day, 
Wm. H. Gross, 
Miss Cornelia C. Peck, 
Dr. Gurdon W. Russell, ' 
J. Coolidge Hills, 
Mrs. Chas. H. Smith, 
Nelson Hollister, 
George E. Hatch, 
Wm. L. Matson, 
James M. Thomson, 
Morgan G. Bulkeley, 
Albert C. Bates, 
Jacob L. Greene, 
Rev. E. A. Smith, 
James B. Williams, 
John W. Stedman, 
James B. Cone, 
Ira Dimock, 
Miss Hattie Rowell, 
Miss Mary Clark, 
Mrs. Leverett Brainard, 
Isaac W. Brooks, 
Elisha Turner, 
Chas. E. Gross, 
John C. Parsons, 
Mrs. John S. Wells, 
Jonathan' F. Morris, 
Sage, Allen & Co. , 
Nathaniel Shipman, 
A. E. Burr, 

Rev. Wm. DeLoss Love, 
Austin Brainard, 
Wm. Waldo Hyde, 
Alvan P. Hyde, 
James Nichols, 



Rodney Dennis, 

A. B. Gillette, 

Joseph G. Woodward, 

J. C. Abbot, 

Mrs. Charlotte H. Hubbard, 

C. W. Pratt, 

Chas. J. Cole, 

W. A. M. Wainwright, 

Thos. W. Russell, 

John E. Morris, 

Sidney Drake, 

Irving W. Lyon, 

Chas. Dudley Warner, 

Lucius A. Barbour, 

Charles W. Cook, 

Charles A. Jewell, 

Mrs. Stephen A. Hubbard, 

Theodore Lyman, 

W. C. Skinner, 

Henry C. Robinson, 

George Pope, 

J. D. Browne, 

Samuel Hart, 

Frank F. Starr, 

Julius Gay, 

Frank B. Gay, 

F. H. Whipple, 

E. B. Bennett, 

Leverett Belknap, 

Sherman W. Adams, 

Horace E. Mather, 

John Hooker, 

Forrest Morgan, 

Francis Gowdy, 

James P. Taylor, 

Dr. J. B. Lewis, 

H. A. Botsford, 

Rev. J. H. Twichell, 

Ralph Gillette, 

Geo. L. Chase, 

P. H. Woodward, 

A. T. Smith, 

Chas. T. Wells, 



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H. C. Judd, 

Lewis E. Stanton, 

Everett S. Geer, 

Ralph W. Cutler, 

Dr. E. W. Kellogg, 

W. H. Lock wood, 

Geo. H. Day, 

Miss Mary Spencer, 

Miss Antoinette Phelps, 

Mrs. J. F. Judd, 

Mrs. H. E. Hamilton, 

Misses M. & E. Blythe, 

Mrs. J. Hammond Trumbull, 

Mrs. Lucius A. Barbour, 

Tom A. P. Sawyer, 

W. C. Russell, 

Geo. A. Fairfield, 

Chas. H. Northam, 

Miss C. M. Ely, 

Horace Cornwall, 

Geo. M. Woodruff, 

John R. Buck, 

Geo. G. Sill, 

Francis R. Cooley, 

Chas. B. Cooley, 

J. H. Brocklesby, 

J. H. White, 

E. Shelton, 

Geo. F. Hills, 

James F. Dudley, 

B. A. Bourne, 
Ernest Cady, 

C. E. Billings, 
C. R. Burt, 

Mrs. Henry Cone, 
Mrs. Edward Perkins, 
Mrs. George G. Williams, 
Francis H. Parker, 

A. L. Foster, 
W. R. Morgan, 
Chas. E. Gilbert, 
C. E. Shepard, 
Joseph O. Goodwin, 
Ward W. Jacobs, 
S. A. Bacon, 

B. R. Abbe, 
L. H. Reid, 



G. O. Fay, 

Chas. B. Whiting, 

J. S. Davenport, 

Dwight Loorais, 

J. M. Ney, 

James A. Smith, 

John G. Root, 

J. R. Hills, 

O. C. Lackey, 

Martin Bennett, 

Samuel Smith, 

Judson Root, 

W. N. Pelton, 

Lewis W. Ripley, 

Dr. J. S. Curtis, 

F. A. Pratt, 

Miss M. F. Collins, 

Mrs. J. S. Camp, 

Dr. S. B. St. John, 

F. S. Kellogg, 

James Shepard, 

F. S. Cheney, 

Mr. Martin, 

S. B. Bos worth, 

Lucius F. Robinson, 

Walter Bliss, 

Sidney M. Gladwin, 

Mr. Melton, 

F. A. Griswold, 

J. M. Gallup, 

J. L. Denison, 

Linus T. Fenn, 

John R. Fenn, 

S. W. Cowles, 

A. Goodrich, 

H. B. Brainard, 

J. Allen Francis, 

Miss Mary PI all, 

Miss C. M. Hewins, 

Walter C. Faxon, 

A. Whiting, 

A. C. Bill, 

Erastus E. Gcer, 

Mrs. Ellen H. Gladwin, 

J. P. Lewis, 

C. H. Prentice, 

J. W. H. 



fform of a Request. 

I do hereby give and bequeath to the Connecticut Histori- 
cal Society, a corporation located in Hartford, Conn., the sum 
of dollars. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Conmdicui Jgistoxicd §kotid]> 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 

MEETING, MAY 21, 1895; 

ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS, 

AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



HARTFORD 
PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

1895 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



Cl)t Connecticut f tetorical ^>ocfcty 

REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 

MEETING, MAY 21, 1S95; ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND 

MEMBERS, AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



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Press of The Case, Lockwood <.Vt Brainard Company. 



©fficers of tbe Society. 



Elected May 21, iSgj. 



President, CHARLES J. HOADLY. 

/ SAMUEL HART, Hartford, 
JAMES J. GOODWIN, Hartford, 
JAMES TERRY, New Haven, 
RICHARD A. WHEELER, Stonington, 
ROWLAND B. LACEY, Bridgeport, 
THEODORE S. GOLD, Cornwall, 
FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown, 
ELLEN D. LARNED, Thompson. 



Vice-Presidents, 



Recording Secretary, 

Corresponding Secretary, 

Treasurer, 

Librarian, 

Auditor, 



Membership Committee, 



Library Committed, 



Publication Committee 



Committee on 

Monthly Papers, 



FRANK B. GAY. 

W. DeLOSS LOVE. 

JONATHAN F. MORRIS. 

ALBERT C. BATES. 

ROWLAND SWIFT. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, 
JONATHAN F. MORRIS, 
SHERMAN W. ADAMS, 
{ JOHN W. STEDMAN, 
JULIUS GAY, 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, 
FRANCIS H. PARKER. 

f SAMUEL HART, 
J FRANCIS H. PARKER, 
I FRANK B. GAY. 

I SHERMAN W. ADAMS, 
J FORREST MORGAN, 
IMARY K. TALCOTT. 

( P. H. WOODWARD, 
J CHARLES B. WHITING, 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR. 



B\>*Xa\V6 of tbe Society 

[In force, May, 1895.] 



i. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding, and Hon- 
orary Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connect- 
icut ; and no others shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the 
Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out 
of the State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee 
or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered import- 
ant public service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic 
inquiry, or literature generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or 
resident member, until at least one month after his nomination by the 
Committee on Membership; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, 
at a regular meeting, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding 
members shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident 
members, stating the reason for such nomination, and the qualifications 
of the persons proposed for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, 
and there shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding 
officer shall declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, 
if the recommendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be 
admitted by the votes of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and 
two dollars every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if 

1 they reside without, the limits of the town of Hartford; or, in lieu thereof, 

any person entitled to be a member may constitute himself a life member 
by paying at one time the sum of twenty-rive dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to signify 
his acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice 
thereof, and to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of 
becoming a member. The payment of the annual assessment shall 



hereafter constitute a condition of continued membership, and the neglect 
or refusal to pay the same for the period of six months after the annual 
meeting of the Society shall be deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one month after 
the adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to every 
resident member, to be signed and returned to the Secretary; and mem- 
bers who shall subscribe the same shall thereafter be considered as 
accepting the provision respecting the annual assessment and the con- 
ditions of membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

i. The Officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting 
by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be 
chosen, shall be — a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a 
Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Com- 
mittee on Membership, to consist of seven members; Committees on the 
Library, and on Publication, each to consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees 
shall constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomi- 
nation of the Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be 
deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing 
Committee; shall preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing 
Committee; call, by himself or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, 
and deliver or provide for an address at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the files, records, 
and seal of the Society; shall give notice to new members of their elec- 
tion, and furnish them certificates of membership ; keep an accurate 
journal of the transactions of the Society and Standing Committee; and, 
when directed by the proper officer, call meetings of the same. • 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence 
in behalf of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the 
names of the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; and 
shall also receive all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of 
money made to the Society; shall pay to the order of the chairman of 
the Standing Committee such sums as may be required for the ordinary 
expenses of the Society and such as the Society may otherwise direct to 
be paid; shall keep a true and faithful account of all moneys received 
and paid by him, and of the property and debts of the Society; and shall. 
at the annual meeting, render a particular statement, to be examined and 
audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such annual meeting 
for that purpose. 



6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, 
shall arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and 
other articles deposited in the rooms of the Society ; and shall, before 
every annual meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library 
Committee of his doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the 
condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propo- 
sitions for the admission of members. No nominations for membership 
shall be considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular 
meeting of the Society. 

8. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meet- 
ing, make a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited 
in the rooms of the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing 
Committee, including in such report the annual report of the Librarian. 
They may make purchases for the Library, under the direction of. .the- 
Society, within the income of the Library fund, or to such an amount as 
may be appropriated by a vote of the Society for such purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of 
all publications ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, 
report to the Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such 
papers, from the library of the Society or other sources, as are most suit- 
able for publication in volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the 
Society, fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of 
the Society, and make an annual report to the Society. Any three mem- 
bers of this Committee may constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business, and a notice for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 
notice for the meeting of this Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such 
time and place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of 
each month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his 
absence, by the Recording Secretary, on the application of three 
members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in 
one or more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified. 
seven members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, 
other than the admission of new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 



IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

i. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in 
a book kept for that purpose. 

2. No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society 
have a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, 
and may at any time be taken by the depositor in person, or delivered on 
his written order. But every deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or 
withdrawn, shall, after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a 
donation, and become the property of the Society ; unless, at the time of 
making the deposit, other conditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 

V. LIBRARY. 

1. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles 
belonging to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate 
charge of the Librarian, acting under the direction of the Library Com- 
mittee. 

2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and 
the examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, 
at such time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the 
Library Committee ; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the 
room, without a special vote of the Society, except by the Committee on 
Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. Thomas 
Day, the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and sub- 
scriptions which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication 
Fund — the income of which shall be applied, under the direction of the 
Publication Committee, towards the expense of such publications as may 
be ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. f 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meet- 
ing, held prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



annual H&brcss. 



TAVING had but little leisure, I shall detain you 

%> only with a very short review of the present con- 

J_ 1_ dition of the Society and what it has accomplished 

during the year past, in respect to both of which I think 

we may congratulate ourselves. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

The present membership of *the Society is 333, a net 
gain for the year of 20. Resident members, 306, of whom 
53 are life members; honorary members, 5; correspond- 
ing members, 22. During the year 39 resident mem- 
bers and 1 corresponding member were elected, and the 
Society lost by death 6 resident members, 2 honorary 
members, and 2 corresponding members. Since the last 
report, 5 members have qualified as life members, and 
2 life members have deceased. 

Henry Barnard, Henry A. Chittenden, Curtis Judson, 
Jabez H. Hayden, Roland Mather, and Gurdon W. Rus- 
sell have been on our membership roll for fifty years or 
more, Dr. Barnard since the reorganization of the Society 
in 1839. 

Of our deceased members, in the order of their ad- 
mission, Hon. Robbins Battell (Oct. 4, 1870) died at Nor- 
folk Jan. 26, 1895, in the house in which he was born, in 
his 76th year. He was graduated at Yale in 1S39. He 
was an ardent patriot, and was a member of the Peace 
Congress. When the civil war came he was a staunch 
supporter of Lincoln, and spent time and money freely 
for the good cause. Unofficially he was one of Governor 



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Buckingham's most trusted advisers. He represented his 
town in the General Assembly in 1852, 185 8, 1S60, 18S0, 
and was elected Comptroller in 1866. He was some years 
a trustee of the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane at 
Middletown. He was much interested in horses, and 
bred many fine ones. In art matters his influence was 
marked, and he was owner of a collection of paintings by 
representative artists. In music his taste was of the 
nicest. He composed a number of well-known hymn 
tunes, including one for the hymn "'Abide with Me." 
He was much interested in matters pertaining to local 
history, and he was for a year president of this Society. 
He published in two large volumes the diaries of his 
uncle, Rev. Dr. Thomas Robbins, long our librarian. He 
was a orreat benefactor to his college and to his native 
town. His later years were mostly spent in Xew York. 
Mr. Battell was a life member of this Society. 

William A. M. Waixwright, M.D. (April 6, 1S86), 
the youngest child of Bishop Jonathan Mayhew Wain- 
wright of Xew York, sometime rector of Christ Church 
in this city, was born in Xew York Aug. 13, 1844, and 
graduated at Trinity College 1864. He took much inter- 
est in the work of this Society, of which he was a life 
member, and in the Society of Sons of the American 
Revolution, and was one of the board of managers of the 
Connecticut branch of that Society. 

'Henry AY. Taylor (Nov. 13, 1888) was born in Deer- 
field, Mass., Dec. 23, 1822, and died at Crescent Beach 
Aug. 20, 1894, after an illness of about two years. He 
was for several years employed in the Society for Savings 
and in later years was agent for the Bible Society. 

William H. Lel ('July 2. iSSgA born in Xew Britain 
May 19, 1S18. Most of his life was spent in business in 



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New York city, in which he was quite successful. Mr. 
Lee presented the Society with a number of valuable 
books, and contributed to our archives a valuable paper 
on General Patterson. He died in Hartford April 9, 1895. 

Hon. Seneca O. Griswold (Oct. 6, 1891) was born in 
Windsor in 1823, and graduated at Oberlin College in 
1845. A great part of his life was spent in Ohio, where 
he practiced law. He was a member of the constitutional 
convention of that State in 1873. After his return to 
Connecticut he continued the practice of law, and was 
greatly interested in the cultivation of tobacco. He was 
a prominent member of the Connecticut legislature of 
1 891, and took much interest in State and local affairs. 
He had made extensive researches as to the genealogy of 
the Griswold family. He died suddenly at his home in 
Poquonock, Windsor, Feb. 17, 1895. 

William S. Williams (Nov. 3, 1891), born in Bozrah 
Dec. 20, 1 821; descended from Dr. Thomas Williams, 
brother of William Williams, signer of the Declaration of 
Independence, and Ezekiel Williams, long sheriff of Hart- 
ford County. In early life he taught school in Massachu- 
setts. Later he was concerned in manufacturing. He 
was a modest, retiring man, but always responsive to the 
"duties of citizenship, and was called to serve his town in 
local affairs. He was its representative in the General 
Assembly in 1886. He died suddenly at the house of his 
son, B. T. Williams, Nov. 12, 1S94. 

The honorary members who died during the year 
were Rev. George E. Ellis, elected Aug. 20, 1844, who 
was President of the Massachusetts Historical Society at 
the time of his death, and Hon. ROBERT C. WlNTHROP, 
LL.D., the predecessor of Dr. Ellis in the same office. 



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The deceased corresponding members were David 
Pulsifer, elected Jan. u, 1859. editor of vols. 9-12 of 
the Plymouth Colony Records, and, as I have been told, 
of the earlier volumes, though Dr. Shurtliff has the credit 
for the work; and James C. Welling, LL.D., elected 
June 2, 1874. Dr. Welling had, not long before his death, 
resigned the presidency of Columbian University, Wash- 
ington, D. C, and as he spent more time in Hartford than 
formerly, we had good reason to expect some historical 
work from him. 

The Annual Field Day was appointed for June 13th, 
at Lexington and Concord, Mass. Mr. Bates has given me 
this account of it : On the afternoon of the previous day 
a majority of the party went as far as Boston, stopping 
over night at the United States Hotel. On the following 
morning the members, together with their wives and 
friends, to the number of sixty all told, assembled at the 
Boston & Maine Railroad station and took the train for 
Lexington. Immediately upon their arrival a visit was 
paid to the historic Green, the scene of the affair of April 
! 9> 1775- After the incidents of that day had been re- 
called by several members of the party, a visit was paid 
to the public library and the museum, where the many 
historical relics and portraits were viewed with much in- 
terest by the party. 'Busses were there taken, and a visit 
paid to the old church and the old house which, after 
serving Major Pitcairn for headquarters, was later used 
by the Continentals as a hospital. A pleasant drive was 
then taken along the line of the British march to Concord. 
There the party was received by the grandson and heir 
of Col. James *Barrett, who commanded the provincial 
troops and directed their movements on the day of the 
battle. After a short address of welcome he took the 
party in charge and a visit was paid to the Bridge, a most 



beautiful as well as historic spot ; then to some of the old 
houses which still show the marks of bullets fired on that 
memorable April day ; then to the old cemetery. 

After dinner at the hotel a drive about the town fol- 
lowed, to view the places round which cluster so many 
literary and historic associations. 

The train was taken in time to reach Hartford at a 
late hour that evening. All agreed that the trip had 
been a pleasant success, and seconded the remark of one 
member, who said, "■ that it had been the most unbrokenly 
enjoyable field-day trip the Society had ever taken." 

PAPERS BEFORE THE SOCIETY. 

It had been expected that the late Dr. James C. Well- 
ing would have read the opening paper before the Society 
on Oct. 2. % After his death, two other gentlemen who 
had promised papers were applied to, but as they were 
unable to finish their papers in time, the president read 
The Case of Catharine Harrison of WetJiers field, indicted 
for witchcraft, convicted, but released after a long im- 
prisonment. 

At the November meeting Charles S. Ensign, LL.B., 
read a paper on Marshal Jonathan Gilbert of Hartford, 
Merchant and Indian Commissioner. " A happy commin- 
gling of local and family history and antiquarian lore." 

The paper Dec. 4 was by Professor Henry Ferguson 
of Trinity College, on The Loyalists of the American Revo- 
lution. "A broad historical statement of the rights and 
the wrongs of that class." 

Hon. Morris W. Seymour of Bridgeport, at the Janu- 
ary meeting, read a paper on The Hiding of the Charter, a 
defense of the commonly accepted story. 

Rev. George Leon Walker, D.D., Feb. 5, gave the his- 
tory of The Old Hartford Burying Ground, and advocated 
better care for it, as well as its enlargement by clearing 



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out all the old buildings between it and the north line of 
Gold Street. This paper has been published, not only 
in the newspapers, but in a pamphlet by the Daughters 
of the American Revolution, before whom it was also 
delivered. 

At the March meeting Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Backus of 
Plainfield gave a graphic account of the political and 
social life of a minister (Samuel Nott, D.D., of Franklin) 
in a New England country town during the last part of 
the 1 8th and first part of the 19th century. 

A paper by Mr. P. H. Woodward, on Early Marine 
Insurance in Connecticut, was read at the April meeting, in 
which were given sketches of many well-known Connect- 
icut business men of a generation ago. 

Mrs. Ellen Terry Johnson read at the May meeting a 
paper on Bermuda of a Century Ago — an account drawn 
from the Wadsworth papers of a visit to the island in 
1792 by Daniel Wadsworth and his sister, on account of 
the health of the latter, who died there. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

Besides the Annual Report for 1894, a pamphlet of 
62 pages, the third volume of Collections, which was nearly 
through the press twenty years ago, has been published, 
the printer's bill being paid and the volume presented to 
the Society by the generosity of ex-Governor Morgan G. 
Bulkeley and his brother, General William H. Bulkeley. 

Progress has been made on volumes 5 and 6 of our 
Collections, and it may be expected that both will be pub- 
lished during the coming year. 

Rev. Dr. Walker has published tlie Diary of one of 
his predecessors, Rev. Daniel Wadsworth, 1737-47, from 
the MS. in possession of this Society. 



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LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 

The report of the Librarian notices the increased use 
of the library by students of local history and genealogical 
investigation ; the large number of visitors to view the 
relics and curiosities preserved in our hall ; the rarity of 
some of our genealogical and historical books; the lack 
of sufficient funds for purchasing books ; statistics as to 
books bought and bound during the year ; a list of dona- 
tions, with particular mention of a few special ones. 

The Librarian has also in preparation, to be appended 
to his report when printed, a list (by towns) of our books 
and pamphlets on Connecticut Local History. This will 
not only show our deficiencies, but also be found ex- 
tremely useful to investigators in that line. 

Mr. Gay has given me a list of publications which 
have appeared relative to Connecticut History, exclusive 
of general works. 

American Historical Association, annual reports for 1892, 1S93. 
Andrews, C. M. The Connecticut intestacy law. 
Bates, A. C. Rev. D. Woodbridge's church record. 
Connecticut State documents, 2 vols. 
Connecticut State Board of Education, annual report. 
Connecticut Public Library committee, documents. 
Connecticut State Register and Manual. 
Connecticut Quarterly, The. 

Connecticut Historical Society, collections, vol. 3. 
Connecticut Society Daughters of the American Revolution, papers. 
Egleston, T. Life of Major John Patterson. 
Gallup, J. D. Gallup genealogy. 
Hayden, H. E. Massacre of Wyoming. 
Hitchcock, Mrs. E. Hitchcock genealogy. 
Hoadly, C. J. Records of the State of Connecticut, vol. 1. 
Leavitt, N. W. & B. E. The Charter Oak, a comic opera. 
Letter of the Secretary of War, giving list of revolutionary pension- 
ers, 1S13 (reprinted). 
Love, W. DeL. Fasts and Thanksgivings of New England. 
Marsh, D. W. Marsh genealogy. 



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Massachusetts Publishing Company. Representative men of Con- 
necticut, 1S61-1S94. 
Morris, J. E. Felt genealogy. 
Morris, J. E. Lincoln genealogy. 
Morris, T. S. Morris genealogy. 

New Haven Colony Historical Society, papers, vol. 5. 
New London County Historical Society, publications, vol. 2, part 1. 
New York Historical Society, Silas Deane papers, vol. 4. 
Society of Colonial Wars, annual register. 
Stille, Charles. Address on Silas Deane. 
Sweet, H. DeL. Avery genealogy. 
Trowbridge, F. B. Hoadley genealogy. 
Watertown, Mass., records. 

Charles J. Hoadlv, 

President. 



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librarian's IReport. 

Mr. President and Members of the Society : 
rn HE following report, having- been submitted to the 
) I, Library Committee, is now presented to the So- 
ciety: — 

The patronage of the library by readers has been 
greater than last year and more evenly distributed 
through the year. During the winter ten readers at one 
time was a frequent occurrence, and the number some- 
times reached fourteen and sixteen. In the near future 
more table room must be provided for their accommo- 
dation. 

As heretofore, a large majority of our readers have 
been genealogical workers; but this term " genealogical 
workers" has, in this library at least, come to cover a 
very wide field. It may mean an extended search for 
all discoverable descendants of a certain known ancestor, 
together with such acts of theirs as are worthy of a 
place on the printed page ; or, as is frequently the case, 
it means a search for the different lines of one's own 
ancestry, which, in this country alone, if the person is 
descended from early immigrants, means at least rive 
hundred different names, and often the record is carried 
far back into old England. Not content with the names 
and usual dates of the ancestors, their worthy acts are 
next sought out and recorded, and from this it is but a 
short step, and one very often taken, to a study of the 
history of the places and the times in which they lived. 
Thus the search for a great-grandfather often leads to a 
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genuine study of American history, and genealogical re- 
search is coming to be looked upon as something more 
than a source of diversion for cranks. 

It is with pleasure that I call attention to the fact 
that a number of times during the year, persons from 
other cities have been supplied with information from 
our library when their own city's libraries did not contain 
the books desired. In two instances this was the case 
with residents of New York city. In this connection I 
may quote a distinguished corresponding member of the 
Society, recently deceased, who, upon finding certain data 
here for which he had searched in vain among the gov- 
ernment archives at Washington, remarked that he was 
continually being surprised by the amount and variety of 
rare material which, upon occasion, this Society could 
turn out. 

Our library room is so arranged that, with reasonable 
limitations, a free access to our shelves is allowed to mem- 
bers and other well-known users of the library. This is a 
favor which is greatly appreciated by our patrons. It is 
believed that no loss of books has resulted from this 
privilege. 

The number of people who annually visit the hall of 
the Society and examine the interesting collection of his- 
torical objects there displayed, is surprising. The num- 
ber must reach into the thousands, without taking into 
account those very frequent visitors, the children of Hart- 
ford. ' And it includes persons from all parts of the coun- 
try — Massachusetts and Minnesota, California and the 
Carolinas have been represented during the year: and 
even the European traveler, after a due study of his guide 
book, searches out our rooms. 

Under the direction of the Library Committee, the 
fifty dollars appropriated for the purchase of books has 
been expended as follows : — 



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Life and times of Henry Burt of Springfield. 

Champion genealogy. 

Birth, marriage, and death records of Lancaster, Mass. 

Military annals of Lancaster, Mass. 

Huntington, Long Island, town records, 3 vols. 

East Hampton, Long Island, town records, 4 vols. 

Births, marriages, and deaths of Concord, Mass. 

Old burying ground of Fairfield, Conn. 

Magazine of New England history, 3 vols. 

History of Medfield, Mass. 

Smithsonian Institution, Sth annual report. 

Worcester, Mass., records, 2 vols, and 6 parts. 

Miscellaneous pamphlets, 12. 

The necessity for more funds for the purchase of 
needed books is very apparent, and it is much to be 
regretted that the Society is unable to purchase all im- 
portant American historical and genealogical works as 
they are issued. Several hundred dollars would be re- 
quired each year to purchase all that are needed. 

The two hundred dollars set aside for binding has 
been nearly all expended. Two hundred and forty-eight 
pamphlets have been separately bound in cloth, at a cost 
of fifteen cents each ; and one hundred and forty-eight 
volumes, including several long sets, one volume of news- 
papers, and fifteen volumes of pamphlets, have been 
bound, at an average cost of ninety-nine cents each. 
Much more binding remains to be done, but a noticeable 
improvement has been made in this direction during the 
last two years. 

The most notable event of the year is the reissuing 
of the unfortunate third volume of the Society's Collec- 
tions. This was accomplished through the interest and 
generosity of ex-Governor M organ G. Bulkeley and Gen- 
eral William H. Bulkeley, who defrayed the expense of 
printing the volume, which was edited under the careful 
supervision of our president. The volume will, by means 
of our exchanges, bring many important additions to our 



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library, while the receipts from its sale will go to swell 
our publication fund. * 

While a gift of the^ importance of the one just men- 
tioned is not to be expected from a majority of our mem- 
bers, yet let each one remember our library and collections 
as often as possible. How many of you have local histor- 
ies, genealogies, old pamphlets or newspapers, various 
annual reports, pictures or engravings, or interesting 
relics relating to Connecticut or colonial history for 
which you have no particular use ? Let all. such find their 
way into our Society. Even if some are duplicates of 
what we already have, they will be useful for exchange 
with some other society. 

The accessions during the year have been : By pur- 
chase, 22 volumes, 12 pamphlets; by exchange, 3 volumes, 
20 pamphlets; by gift, 312 volumes, 346 pamphlets, and 
671 miscellaneous, including manuscripts and relics — a 
total of 335 volumes, 384 pamphlets, and 671 miscellane- 
ous, or 1,390 in all. 

Among the donations a few may be noted as being 
of special interest : from the State, through our president, 
volume 1 of the State records; from the late Junius S. 
Morgan, volumes 21 and 22 of the great Stevens facsimi- 
les ; from W. H. Hapgood, the scarce history of the town 
of Harvard, Mass. ; from the Department of State, num- 
bers 3, 4, and 5 of the bulletin of the bureau of rolls and 
library, containing a calendar of the Washington, Madi- 
son, 'Jefferson, Hamilton, Monroe, and Franklin papers in 
the government archives; from Mrs. J. I. Havemeyer, the 
history of New London County ; from the Massachusetts 
Publishing Co., "Representative Men of Connecticut"; 
from Dr. H. R. Stiles, the author, and his co-laborer. Miss 
R. T. Sperry, the " History and Genealogies of Ancient 
Windsor"; from the Long Island Historical Society, vol- 
umes 1, 2, and 4 of its Memoirs; from James J. Goodwin. 



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the record of marriages in the Reformed Dutch Church 
in New York city from 1639 to 1801; from R. C. Win- 
throp, Jr., the speeches and addresses of his father. 
Miss Lucy A. Brainard, who has been, in point of num- 
bers, our largest donor, has given, besides pamphlets, 
about 200 old manuscripts, among them a diar} T written 
in 1775 which is of much interest. Among other manu- 
scripts received are record books of the Hartford Bridge 
Company, from P. H. Woodward ; records of the disburs- 
ing committee of Hartford during the civil war, from 
Charles S. Ensign ; volume of records of the first or sepa- 
ratist Con ore optional Church in Canterbury, with over 
300 miscellaneous papers relating to the separatist move- 
ment in New England, from Mr. James Terry. The 
sword of the late George S. Burnham, colonel of the 
twenty-second Connecticut volunteers, was presented by 
his heirs. By Mrs. M. E. Gould of East Granby, was pre- 
sented a beautiful Chinese embroidered shawl. From Dr. 
Walker was received a beautiful series of photographs of 
Hertford, England. A maul used by Abraham Lincoln 
in splitting rails was presented by Mr. J. F. Morris. 

Among the new genealogies acquired are Blackman, 
Buck, Burbeen, Burt, Champion, Doolittle, Hoadley. Leete, 
Lincoln, Randall, Start, Thayer ancestry, and Tomlinson. 

During the year a little cataloguing of local histories 
has been done, but the wants of readers, the correspond- 
ence, and other daily duties of the library, and the mak- 
ing of considerable copy for a forthcoming volume of 
Collections, have for the most part prevented cataloguing 
except to keep up in the departments already commenced. 

As to duplicates, I can only repeat what was said in 
a previous report, that they are many in number, some of 
them quite valuable, and that some course should be taken 
to dispose of at least a part of them. 

Appended to this report will be found a list of our 



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principal books and pamphlets relating- to Connecticut 

local history. 

Respectfully, 

Albert C. Bates, 

** Librarian. 

Note. — Previous annual reports contain the following lists of collec- 
tions belonging to this Society: — 

Principal manuscript collections. (1S93.) 

Principal manuscripts obtained with the D. W. Patterson library. 

(1S94O 

Bound newspapers. (1S93.) 

Bound newspapers deposited by the Hartford Public Library. (1S94.) 

Family genealogies. (1S94.) 



Connecticut Xocal Ibletories 

IN CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND WATKIN- 
SON LIBRARY. 

[This list includes only the more important and strictly historical works. Those 
marked thus (W.) may be found in the adjoining room of the Watkinson Library.] 

Andover. 

Sprague, W. B. Discourse at centen. of congl. chh. Albany, 1849. 
Barkhamsted. 

Centennial 1879, with histor. appendix. Meriden. 18S1. 
Berlin. 

Robbins, E. W. Histor. sketch. New Britain. 1886. 

Second congl. chh. manual. Hartford. 1857. 

See New Britain. 
Bloomfield. 

Baptist chh. manual. Hartford. 1848. 

Congl. chh. manual. Hartford. 1845. 

See Windsor. 
Bolton-. 

Congl. chh. manual. 1S55. 

— manual. Hartford. 1S76. 

[Moore, J. B.] Histor. sketch of. [In "Connecticut," Oct., 1S94.] 
Bran ford. 

Bailey, M. K. Hist, trinity chh. [New Haven. 18S7.] 
Gillett, T. P. Hist, congl. chh. and society. Neiu Haven. 185S. 
Wood, G. I. Hist, congl. chh. and society of North Branford. New 
Haven. 1S50. 
Bridgeport. 

Board of trade, 1890. Bridgeport. 1890. 
» First congl. chh. manual. New Haven. 1832. 

— manual. Bridgeport. 1S52. 

First baptist chh. manual. Bridgeport. 1S71. 

Fifty years of the Bridgeport Savings Bank. [New Haven. 1S92.] 

Hincks, W. B. Histor. notes. 

— Bridgeport in the revolution and war of 18 12. Bridgeport. 
1876. 

Palmer, C. R. Hist, of first chh. 1876. 



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Second congl. ehh. manual. Bridgeport. 1855. 

— manual. Bridgeport. 1S71. 
See Stratford. 

Bridgewatek. 

See New Milford. 
Bristol. ^ 

Centennial — catalogue of the loan exhibit, j Hartford. 18S5.] 

Congl. chh. and society, hist, with list of members. Hartford. 
1S52. 

Jennings, J. J. Centennial celebration. Hartford. 18S5. (W.) 
Brooklyn. 

Whitney, J. Half century sermon. Windham. 1S06. 

Willson, L. Review of ecclesiastical proceedings. Worcester. 1S1S. 
Canterbury. 

First congl. chh. Histor. notices, with list of members. North- 
ampton. 1S53. 
Canton. 

Alvord & Gridley. Histor. sketch of congl. chh. and parish. Hart- 
ford. 1S86. 

Brown, A. Genealogical sketches of early settlers of West Sims- 
bury. Hartford. 1S56. 

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Hallock, J. Dedication sermon. Hartford. 1S15. 

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Chester. 

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1892. 
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Stanton, L. E. Dedication of Morgan school building. 187 1. New 
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[Randall, F. E.] Epitaphs from old burying ground. [i88(>.] 



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Taintor, C. M. Extracts from records. Hartford. 1S64. 

CoLEBROOK. 

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Columbia. 

Congl. chh. manual. Norwich. 1660. 

Congl. chh., 150th anniversary. Hartford. 1S67. 
Cornwall. 

First congl. chh. manual. Hartford. 1S3S. 

Gold, T. S. Histor. records. Hartford. 1S77. 
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Calhoun, G. A. Histor. centennial address at North Coventry. 
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— Celebration at anniversary of settlement of. Hartford. 1S59. 
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Cromwell. 

ei Duyley, M. S. History. Middletown. 1SS0. 
Danbury. 

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Dedication of monument to General Wooster. New Haven. 1S54. 

Francis, W. H. History of hatting trade. Danbury. 1S60. 

Robbins, T. Century sermon, with histor. notes. Danbury [1S01]. 

— Same. Danbury. 1S2S. 

— Same. Danbury. 1S46. 
Derby. 

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DURHAM. 

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Goodwin, J. O. History. 1879. 
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Dodd, S. Register. New Haven. 1824. 
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Bartlett, S. Hist, of first eccl. society. Hartford. 1857. 

First congl. chh. manual. Hartford. 1833. 

— manual. Hartford. 1S43. 

— manual. 1S50. 

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V Schenck, E. H. History, vol. 1. New York. 1889. 
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^ — Histor. discourse. Hartford. 1841. 

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Nott, S. Half century sermon. Norwich. 1S32. (W.) 

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Glastonbury. 

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Chapin, A. B. Glastonbury for two hundred years. Hartford. 

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Hartford. 1890. 
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Tuttle, T. Sermon. New London. 1821. (W.) 

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H ADD AM. 

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Porter, W. S. Historical notices. Hartford. 1842. 
Russell, G. W. " Up Neck" in 1S25. Hartford. 1890. 
[Stuart, I. W.] Hartford in the olden time. Hartford. 1853. 

Churches. 
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Christ, year book. 1SS1. 

— yearbook. 1SS2. 

— yea? book. Hartford. 1S84. 

— year book. Soutkport. 1SS6. 

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— Turnbull, R. Memorials. Hartford. 1S57. 
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— manual. Hartford. 1S22. 

— manual. Hartford. 1S35. . 

1S43. 
1S52. 
1S5S. 
1SS0. 
1SS1. 
1SS2. 
1SS3. 
1SS4. 
1S85. 
18S6. 
1SS7. 
18SS. 
1SS9. 
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1892. 

— 250th anniversary. Hartford. 1S83. 

— Walker, G. L. History. Hartford. 1SS4. 
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Pearl street, annual record. [1871.] 

— manual. 1852. [broadside.] 

— manual. Hartford. 1S54. 

— manual. Hartford. 1859. 

— manual. Hartford. 1S7S. 

— parish register. Hartford. 18S5. 

— parish register. Hartford. 1888. 

— parish register. Hartford. 1890. 
Second, bi-centennial celebration, 1870. (W.) 

— manual. Hartford. 1S3T. 

— manual. Hartford. 1S38. 

— manual. [1840.] 

— manual. Hartford. 1846. 

— manual. [Hartford.] i860. 

— Parker, E. P. History. Hartford. 1S92. 
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Harwinton. 

Chapman, R. M. History. Hartford, i860. 
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Congl. chh. manual. New Haven. 182S. 

KlLI.INGLY. 

Congl. chh. manual, South Killingly. Danielsoni'ille. 18SS. 
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v Hine & Morgan. History. Hartford. 1880. (W.) 

Lebanon War Office. Hartford. 1891. 
Ledyakd. 

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— History of congl. chh. and society. Norwich. 1S59. 
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Breed, D. Histor. sermon. New Haven. 1S5S. 
First church, manual. Norwich. 1849. 
Lee, A. Half century sermon. Windham. 1S19. (W.) 
Nelson, L. Half century sermon. Norwich. 1854. 
Second church, manual. Norwich. 1831. 
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Boardman, D. S. Early lights of the bar. Litchfield. 1S60. 
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Sedgwick, C. F. Fifty years of the, bar. 1S70. 



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Litchfield. 

Jones, I. Histor. sermon. Litchfield. 1846. 

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Woodruff, G. C. History. Litchfield. 1845. 
Lyme. 

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Madison — her soldiers. New York. 1890. 
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First church, 100th anniversary. Hartford. 1880. 
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Brainerd, A. Middle town illustrated. 
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Holy Trinity parish, historical sketch of. Middletown. 1887. 

— rules for government of. Middletown. 1865. 

— rules for government of . Middletown. 1S75. 

— rules for government of. Middletown. 1S86. 

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Middlesex County. 

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Mll.FORD. 

Brace, J. Historical sermon. New Haven. 1852. 

— Historical sermon. New Haven. 1S58. 
First congl. church, manual. New Haven. 1855. 
Pond, N. G. Story of the memorial. 1SS9. 

— Inscriptions on tombstones in, prior to 1800. New Haven. 
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Naugatuck. 

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Andrews, A. Genealogy and Ecclesiastical History. Chicago. 
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New Canaan. 

Congl. church, manual. New Haven. 1S33. 
' St. John, S. Historical address. New Canaan. 1876. 
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1881. (W.) 
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1 838. (\X.) 
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1S75. 
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, New Haven. 1S22. 
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Churches. 
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Fair Haven congl., manual. New Haven. 1S49. 
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— manual. New Haven. 1847. 

— manual. New Haven. 1854. 

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— manual. New Haven. 1867. 

— manual. [New Haven.] 1871. 

South congl., Hallock, G. History. New Haven. 1S65. 
United society, manual. New Haven. [1833.] 

— manual. New Haven. 1842. 

— manual. New Haven. 1855. 

Yale College, manual. New Haven. 1S34. 

New London County. 

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Graves, S. Sermon on 50th anniversary of, baptist association. 

New London. 1S67. 
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Hurd, D. H. History. Philadelphia. 18S2. 

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• Caulkins, F. M. History. New London. 1S52. 
Commercial advantages as a seaport. New London. 1S77. 
First congl. church, manual. New London. 1S40. 
Second congl. church, manual. New London. 1836. 

— manual. New London. 1S57. 

Starr, W. H. Histor. sketch. New London. 1S76. 
New Milford. 

First congl. church, manual. New Haven. 183S. 
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additions and corrections, pp. 23. 
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North Haven. 

Congl. church, manual. New Haven. 1871. 
North Stonington. 

Morris, M. N. Historical sermon. Norwich. 1849. 

Palmer, A. G. Historical sermon. Boston. 1844. 
Norwalk. 

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First church, manual. Norwalk. 1851. 

— manual. Norwalk. 1868. 

v Hall, E. Ancient histor. records. Norwalk. 1847. 
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Bond, A. Centennial of second congl. church. Norwich, i860. 
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1857. 
v Gilman, D. C. Histor. address. Boston. 1859. 
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First congl. church, manual. Norwich, i860. 
Holloway, E. S. Histor. discourse, Greenville baptist church. 

Norwich. 18S5. 
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— manual. Norwich. 1857. 

Stednrm, J. W. 200th anniversary celebration. Norwich. 1859. 
Old Lyme. 

Brainar;!, D. S. Histor. sermon. New Haven. 1S67. 

First congl. chh., manual. Lyme. 1880. 
Orange. 

Congl. church, manual. New Haven. 1863. 
Plymouth. 

First congl. church, manual. New Haven. 1853. 

Lyman, E. Histor. sermon. New Haven. 1852. 
Pom fret. 

Hunt, D. History. Hartford. 1841. 
• Smith, H. B. Historical discourse. Hartford. 1853. 
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Redding. 

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Salisbury. 

Church, S. Histor. address. New Haven. 1842. 

.Reid, A. Histor. address. Hartford. 1845. 

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250th anniversary of settlement. Hartford. 1885. 

— Same. Hartford. iS36. 
Seymour. 

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Humphreysville graveyard association, by-laws. Seymour. 1S91. 
*" Sharpe, W. C. History. Seymour. 18S9. 

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.Lee, G. S. About an old New England church. Sharon. 1891. 
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Bates, A. C. Records of Rev. Roger Viets. Hartford. 1893. 

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Francfort, E. Simsbury copper mine, a report. Hartford. 1S57. 
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— manual. Hartford. 1S69. 



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— manual. Stamford. 1874. 

Gillespie, W. W. Histor. address at baptist sunday-school semi-cen- 
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' ^ 'Huntington, E. B. History. Stamford. 1868. (W.) 

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1893. 
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Tolland. 

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— Bi-centennial celebration. Woodbury. 1879. 



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— Bi-centennial of first congl. church. New Haven. 1870. 
First congl. church, manual. Hartford. 1855. 
Woodstock. 
f Bowen, C. W. Histor. sketch. New York. 18S6. 

Grosvener, L. History of first congl. church. Worcester. 1S60. 
Paine, R. Early records. 1888. [Newspaper cuttings.] 
Second congl. church, manual. Hartford. 1840. 



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FUNDS CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 
General Fund. 

5 shares Hartford National Bank, 

15 " Phoenix National Bank, 
10 " American Ex. Nat. Bank, N. Y., 
10 " Continental Nat. Bank, N. Y., 
10 " Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co. 

16 " City Bank of Hartford, 
1 Debenture Bond Iowa Loan & Trust Co. , 
t Mortgage Bond, D. W. Baker, 

Deposit with Society for Savings, 

" Charter Oak Nat. Bank, 
1 Bond Syracuse Coal & Salt Co., $1,000, 

$9,884.52 $11,839.52 

Publication Fund. 
20 shares Cleve. & Pitts. R. R. Co., at $50, $1,000.00 7S.5 $1,570.00 
Deposit Society for Savings, 2,566.78 2,566.7s 

" Charter Oak Nat. Bank, 421.95 421.95 

1 Bond Syracuse Coal and Salt Co., $1,000, 



Par 
Value. 


Standing 
at 


Market 

Value. 


$500.00 


ISO 


$750.00 


1,500.00 


121 


1,815.00 


I.OOO.OO 


157 


1,570.00 


1,000.00 


125 


1,250.00 


1,000.00 


157 


1,570.00 


I.60O.OO 


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I,6oo.OO 


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500.00 




500.00 


I,387-84 




1,387-84 


396.68 




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$3,988.73 $4,558.73 

Book Fund, $400.00 

Hartford, May 20, 1895. 

J. F. MORRIS, Treasurer. 

Examined with securities and found correct. 

ROWLAND SWIFT, Auditor. 



flDembers of tbe Society 

Names, Residence, and Date of Admission. 

Those in Italics are Life Members. 

(Those marked with a * are Life Members in consideration of contri- 
butions to the building of the Wadsworth Athenaeum. ) 

Adams, Hon. Sherman Wolcott, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1875. 
Allen, Bennett Rowland, Hartford, Oct. 9, 18S8. 
Allen, Charles Dexter, Windsor Locks, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, 1889. 
Allen, Rev. Samuel Howe, Hartford, July 1, 1S90. 
Alton, Charles D., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 188S. 
Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 
Andrus, Henry F., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 
Atkins, Hon. Roswell, Bristol, Nov. 11, 1S90. 
Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, 18S9. 
Bacon, Mrs. Elizabeth Chester, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 
Bailey, Ezra Brewster, Windsor Locks, March 1, 1S92. 
Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 
Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 
Barnard, Henry, LL.D., L.H.D., Hartford, May, 1839. 
Bartlett, Mary Leeds, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 
Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 18S9. 
Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 
Birdsey, Eli Coe, Meriden, Oct. 2, 1S94. 
Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March 1, 1892. 
Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March 1, 1892. 
Boardman, IVm. Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 
Boardman, William G., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 
Bond, Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4, 1894. 
Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 18S2. 



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Bradin, Rev. James Watson, Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 

Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Brainard, Leverett, Hartford, March 5, 1SS9. 

Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Brooks, Hon. Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1891. 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Buck, Hon. John R., Hartford, March 4, 1S90. 

Bulkeley, Mrs. Faiuiie Briggs Houghton, Hartford, May r, 1894. 

Bulkeley, Morgan Gar drier, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 

Burton, Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Cady, Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Calhoun, Joseph Gilbert, Hartford, March 5, 1895. 

Camp, Prof. David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Carter, H. W., Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Chapin, Frederick H., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S91. 

Chapman, Hon. Charles Richard, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1885. 

*Chittende7i, Henry A., New York City. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark, George Henry, S.T.D., Hartford, May 17, 1864. 

Clark, Miss Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Clarke, L. Walter, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Cleveland, Edmund James, Hartford, Nov. 9, 1S86. 

Coe, Levi Elmore, Meriden, Jan. 8, 1895. 

Coit, Robert, New London, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Cole, Charles J., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford. Dec. 2, 1S84. 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1893. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 

Cornwall, Horace, Hartford, June 2, 1S74. 

Cothren, William, Woodbury, Nov. 9, 1852. 

Cowles, Samuel W., Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella C. B., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1S93. 

Davenport, Rev. John Sidney, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1892. 

Davidson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 



44 

Day, Caroline E., Hartford, March 5, 1895. 

Day, George H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Day,Joh?i Calvin, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1875. 

Deming, Hon. Lucius Parman, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1889. 

Denison, John Ledyard, Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Dennis, Rodney, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Dexter, Franklin Bowditch, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Dudley, James Frederick, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Dunham, Sylvester C, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Dunning, Emma Ada, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Dustan, Rev. George, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1891. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1S90: • •" ;'\_ -^-. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. . ; ■""■';'.. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Fairfield, John M., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1884. 

Fisher, George Park, S.T.D., LL.D., New Haven, May 7, 1S89. 

Forbes, S. Waldo, Forestville, May 3, 1S92. 

Fuller, Horace S., M.D., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Gates, Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1883. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. 1, 1887. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S89. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Gillette, Rev. Arthur L., Hartford, July 2, 1S89. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Goldt/iwaite, Charlotte, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1S92. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1S76. 

Goodwi?i, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. i, 1SS7. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1SS7. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Graves, Miles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Grayson, Marion Carter, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1S95. 

Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July 1, 1873. 

Griswold, Rufus White, M.D., Rocky Hill, Oct. 9, 18S8. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Hall, Prof. Joseph, Hartford, May 8, 1S77. 

Hall, Mar}', Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



45 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Harper, John Warren, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895. 

Hart, Samuel, D.D., Hartford, July 6, 1875. 

Hartranft, Chester D., D.D., Hartford, May 7, 18S9. 

Hatch, George E., Hartford, Feb. 5, 1889. 

Hawley, Hon. Joseph Roswell, Hartford, May 5, 1868. 

Hayden, Henry R., East Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Hayden, Hon. Hezekiah Sidney, Windsor, May 7, 1889. 

Hayden, Jabez Haskell, Windsor Locks, Oct. 1, 1841. 

Hayden, James Loomis, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Henry, Hon. Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hibbard, Rev. Augustine G., Goshen, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Hibbard, Prof. Ralph G., New Britain, Jan. 8, 1895. 

Hills, Joiias Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1885. 

Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1891. 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Hoadly, Charles Jeremy, LL.D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1854. 

Holley, Mrs. Sarah Day, Lakeville, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Hollister, Nelson, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Hooker, Edward B., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 18S8. 

Hooker, John, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Howard, Mrs. Angeline Lee, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Howard, James L., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Hulbert, George Huntington, Middletown, May 3, 1892. 

Hungerford, Clarence Catlin, Hartford, March 6, 1894. 

Hunt, Albert Lovejoy, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Huntington, Joseph S., Lyme, Feb. 7, 1854. 

Hurlbut, George Sanford, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Jr., Hartford, May 7, 1S8S. 

Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1892. 

James, Herbert L., Rockville, Nov. 1, 1892. 

Johnson, Mrs. Ellen Terry, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 

*Judson, Curtis, Hartford. 

Kellogg, Edward W., M.D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July 1, 1S90. 

Knight, William Ward, M.D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Lacey, Rowland Bradley, Bridgeport, July 2, 1SS9. 

Lamed, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1S70. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Lewis, John B., M.D., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 



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Lincoln, Charles L., Hartford, Nov. n, 1890. 

Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Loomis, Archie Hanvood, Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Loomis, Hon. Dwight, Hartford, 1875. 

Loomis, Thomas W., Windsor, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Jr., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Lyon, Irving Whitall, M.D., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

McClellan, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Maltbie, Theodore M., Granby, July 11, 1893. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, M.D., Windsor, Feb. 2, i8< 

Markham, Ernest A., M.D., Durham, Dec. 1, 1891. 

Martin, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1885. 

Mather, Roland, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1844. 

Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Middlebrook, Louis N., Bridgeport, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Moore, Silas B., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1SS6. 

Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Morris, Jonathan Flynt, Hartford, March 7, 1871. 

Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1889. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D.D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

Parsons, John Caldwell, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Perkins, J. Demi?ig, Litchfield, April 1, 1890. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mary Dwight, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Perry, Alfred Tyler, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1891. 

Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Phillips, Daniel, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. S, 1895. 

Piatt, Orville H., Meriden, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Pope, George, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D.D., Norwich, Nov. 1, 18S7. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Prince, Frederick William, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S8S. 



47 

Reid, Rev. Lewis Hubbard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1889. 

Richards, Ellis G., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1889. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wethersfield, June 5, 1883. 

Robbins, Edward W., Kensington, April 5, 1887. 

Roberts, George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1891. 

Robinson, Hon. Henry C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Rowell, Harriet, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 

Royce, Philander C, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Russell, Gurdo?i Wadsworth, M.D., Hartford, April 30, 1840. 

Russell, Thomas W., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1889. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Sanford, Col. George Bliss, U.S.A.', Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Sanger, Hon. Marvin H., Canterbury, Oct. 1, 1889. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Segur, Gideon Cross, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Seymour, Hon. Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1891. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1891. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Smead, Edwin Billings, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Smith, Charles //., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Smith, Rev. Edward Alfred, Hartford, March 5, 1889. 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Smith, George Williamson, D.D., LL.D., Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Smith, James Alwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Smith, Mr.s. Jane T., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Spencer, Mary, Hartford,. May 6, 1S90. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 

Starkweather, Nathan, Hartford, May 29, 18SS. 

Starr, Frank Famsworth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cummi)igs, Hartford, May 29, 18S8. 

Stearns, Henry Putnam, M.D., Hartford, April 5, 1S87. 

Stedman, John Woodhull, Hartford, Oct. 5, 1S75. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Stone, Mrs. Mary C, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 



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Storrs, Mary R., Hartford, Nov. i, 1892. 
Storrs, Melanchthon, M.D., Hartford, May 8, 1883. 
Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Hartford, March 6, 1888. 
Swift, Rowland, Hartford, June 3, 1873. 
Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Hartford, May 7, 1895. 
Taintor, Henry Ellsworth, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 
Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1891. 
Taintor, Jennie G., Hartford, May 1, 1894. 
Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April 1, 1890. 
Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1894. 
Tallman, James Hazleton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 
Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1888. 
Teel, Rev. William H., Wethersfield, June 29, 1892. 
Terry , James, New Haven, May 19, 1868. 
Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Trinnbull, James Hammond, LL.D., L.H.D., Hartford, Feb. 16, 1847. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Turner, Elisha, Torrington, May 5, 1891. 
Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1889. 
Twitchell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. io, 1893. 
Upson, Lyman Allen, Thompsonville, July 11, 1893. 
Van Alstyjie, Lawrence, Sharon, March 5, 1895. 
Walker, George Leon, S.T.D., Hartford, May 8, 1883. 
Walker, Williston, S.T.D., Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 
Warner, Charles Dudley, L.H.D., Hartford, Jan. 7, 1862. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Waterous, Mrs. Annie R., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Waterous, Thomas C, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 
Weeks, Egbert O., Hartford, March 5, 1895. 
Welch/John W., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Welles, Ann Aurelia, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 
Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 
Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1884. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 1SS7. 
Welles, Susan Maria, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 
Wells, Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 
Wells, Edward W., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S45. 
Whaples, Meigs Hey wood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S89. 
Wheeler, Hon. Richard A., Stonington, June 3, 1873. 



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Wheeler, William Ogden, Sharon, April 2, 1S95. 
Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 1SS7. 

Williams, Rt. Rev. John, S.T.D., LL.D.. Middletown, Oct. 2, 1S49. 
Williams, James Baker, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Woodruff, George A/., Litchfield, April 1, 1890. 
Woods, Enoch S., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 
Woodward, Joseph G., Hartford, July 2, 1889. 
Woodward, P. H., Hartford, May 17, 1864. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov. 13, 18SS. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



Ibonorar? flDembcrs. 

Amarelli, V. de P.D., LL.D., Naples, Italy, Jan. 1, 1S50. 
Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July 1, 1890. 
Piatt, George, New York City, April iS, 1S44. 
Richards, Samuel, Wilkesbarre, Pa., Oct. 2, 1S40. 
Winsor, Justin, LL.D., Cambridge, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 



Corresponding flfcembers. 

Alexander, Rev. Walter S., Racine, Wis., June 7, 1871. 

Boltwood, Lucius M., New Haven, March 4, 1S56. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond. Va., March 2, iS§6. 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine, Fla., June 2, 1S74. 

Chamberlain, Mellen, LL.D., Boston, Mass., Oct. 7, 1S51. 

De Peyster, Gen. John Watts, LL.D., Tivoli, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1863. 

Drowne, Henry Thayer, New York City, Jan. 3, iSSS. 

Green, Hon. Samuel A., M.D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1S80. 

Herrick, Edward, Jr., Athens, Pa., Oct. 7, 1S62. 

Holden, Hon. Frederick Abbott, M.D., Washington, D. C, May 5, 186S. 

Isham, Charles, New York City, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York City, Jan. 4, 18S7. 

King, F. A., Canton, China, June 1, 1S47. 

Nolte, Frederick, Paris, France, Nov. 9, 18S0. 



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Olmsted, Henry M., Canton, China, June i, 1847. 

Perry, William Stevens, D.D., S.T.D., LL.D., Geneva, N. Y., June 2, 

1874. 
Ripley, Philip, Jr., New York City, June 3, 1862. 
Rockwell, Charles H., Chicago, 111., Dec. 5, 1848. 
Sheldon, Hon. George, Deerfield, Mass., July 2, 18S9. 
Stiles, Henry Reed, M.D., New York City, April 8, 1SS4. 
Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1887. 
Winslow, William Copley, LL.D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1894. 



Xiet of Sanations. 



Donors. 


1 




1) 


•A 

O 

V 

c 


Residence. 


O 



£ 

«S 


j5 
.2 




Adams, Sherman W., 


Hartford, Conn., 






Allen, Charles D., .... 


Windsor Locks, Ct., i 






Allen, O. P., 


Palmer, Mass. , 






Alvord, Henry C, .... 


So. Weymouth, Ms., . . 






American Antiquarian Society, 


Worcester, Mass. , i 






American Catholic Historical Society, 


Philadelphia, Pa., 2 






American Congregational Associat'n, 


Boston, Mass., 






American Historical Association, 


Washington, D. C, 2 






American Numismatic and Archaeo- 










logical Society, .... 


New York, N. Y., 








American Philosophical Society, 


Philadelphia, Pa , 








Anderson, Mrs. James R., 


Wethersfield, Conn., 






1 


Andover Theological. Seminary, 


Andover, Mass., 








* Andrews, Charles M., . 


Bryn Mawr, Pa., 








Andrews, Frank D., .... 


Vineland, N. J., 








Appleton, William S., . . . 


Boston, Mass., 








Associated Charities of Boston, 


Boston, Mass., 








Astor Library, 


New York, N. Y., 








Balch, Edwin S 


Philadelphia, Pa., 








Banks, Charles E., . 


Portland, Me., 






Bates, Albert C 


East Granby, Conn., . . 




Belknap, Leverett, .... 


Hartford, Conn., 4 


I . . 


Bissell, Frank C, 


Willimantic, Conn., 1 


| . . 1 


Board of Trade, .... 


Grand Rapids, Mich. , . . 




Boardman, William B., 


New York, N. Y., 




Boardman, William F. J., 


Hartford, Conn., 2 


6 .. 


Brainard, Lucy A., .... 


Hartford, Conn , 3 


96 202 


Brooklyn Library, .... 


Brooklyn, N. Y., 


3 


Bunker Hill Monument Association, 


Boston, Mass., 1 




Burnham, Heirs of Col. George S., . 


Hartford, Conn., 




Cayuga County Historical Society, . 


Auburn, N. Y., 1 




Chicago Historical Society, 


Chicago, III., 


• * 


• • 1 


Chicago Public Library, . • . 


Chicago, 111., 






City Council, 


Concord, N. H., 1 






Springfield, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn.. 




Clark, Charles Hopkins, . 


4 •• 


Cleveland Public Library, 


Cleveland. Ohio, 


1 . . 


Cobden Club, . . ' . 


London, Eng., 




i 1 


i -. 




College of New Jersey, 
Connecticut, State of (through the 

Librarian) 

Connecticut Society of the Cincinnati 

Connecticut Valley Historical Society 

Converse, Alfred W., 

Dedham Historical Society 

Dexter, Franklin B., . 

Diocese of New Jersey, 

Dodge, James H., City Auditor 

Douglas, Charles H., 

Drowne, Henry T. , . 

Dutton, Mrs. C. C, . 

Enoch Pratt Free Library, 

Ensign, Charles S., . 

Essex Institute, . 

Ewing, Thomas, 

Faxon, Mrs. Walter C, . 

Ferguson, Henry, 

Gates, Elizabeth M. L., . 

Gay, Frank B., . 

Geer, sons of Elihu, deceased 

Gilman, Daniel C, 

Goodnow Library, 

Goodwin, James J., . 

Gould, Mary E., 

Green, Samuel A., 

H G. Pearson memorial committee 

Hadsell, Mrs. M. C, . 

Hall, Henry D., 

Hammond, Mrs., 

Hapgood, Warren, . 

Harriman, Frederick D., 

Hart, Samuel, . 

Hartford Board of Trade, 

Hartford Public Library, 

Hartford Theological Seminary 

Harvard University, . 

Havemeyer, Mrs. J. I., 

Hayden, Horace E., . 

Hay den, Kate L., 

Hewins, Caroline M., 

Hicks, Ratelifi'e, 

Hine, Charles D., 

Historical and Philosophical Society 

of Ohio 

Historical Society of Pennsylv 
Hoadly, Charles J., . 
Hobart, Hannah, 



Princeton, N. J., 

Hartford, Conn., 
, New Haven, Conn., 
, Springfield, Mass., 
•Windsor Locks, Ct., 
| Dedham, Mass., 

New Haven, Conn., 



Boston, Mass., 
| Hartford, Conn., 
i New York, N. Y., 
j Hartford, Conn., 
Baltimore, Md., 
| Hartford, Conn., 
jSalem, Mass., 
j New York, N. Y., 
| Hartford, Conn., 
j Hartford, Conn., 
: Hartford, Conn., 
I Hartford, Conn., 
'Hartford, Conn., 
[Baltimore, Md., 
jSo. Sudbury, Mass., 
i Hartford, Conn., 
| East Granby, Conn. 
J Boston, Mass., 
! New York. N. Y.. 
jFarmington, Conn., 
No. Bennington, Vt. 
i Hartford, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
j Windsor, Conn., 
I Hartford, Conn., 
■Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford. Conn.. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Cambridge, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 
[Hartford, "Conn., 
, Hartford, Conn., 
jNew York, N. Y., 
i Hartford, Conn., 





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V 








a 


C 


S 





CJ 


K 


Pn 


1 


j 



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7 



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una, 



Cincinnati. Ohio, 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Fairfield, Conn., 





i 


I 


•■ 1 




4 ! 


54 






I 



45 



53 



Donors. 



tv 



Houghton, Mifflin & Co., . 

Howell, George R., . 

Illinois State Historical Library, 

Indian Rights Association, 

Iowa Geological Survey, . 

Iowa State Historical Society ; 

Jameson, J. Franklin, 

Johnson, Ellen Terry, 

Kellogg, Charles A., . 

Keyes, J. S., 

Kiobe, James A., 

Lancaster Intelligencer, . 

Laval University, 

Leete, E. W 

Leland Stamford, Jr., Universi* 

Lenox Library, . 

Lewis, George W., . 

Lewis, Virgil A., 

Lines, H. Wales, 

Long Island Historical Society 

Love, W. DeLoss, 

Magee, William J., . 

Maine Genealogical Society, 

Maine Historical Societv, . 

Martin, Charles T., . . 

Maryland Historical Society, 

Massachusetts Historical Societ 1 

Massachusetts Publishing Co. 

Mather, Horace E., . 

Mather, Roland, 

Mason, Robert W., . 

Maxwell, F. T 

" Memorial Hall," 

Mercantile Library, . 

Michigan Pioneer 'and Hist. Society, 

Minnesota Academy of Natural Sci- 
ence, .... 

Minnesota Historical Society 

Missouri Historical Society, 

Moran,' Thomas F., . 

Morgan, Forrest, 

Morgan, the late Junius S., 

Morris, John E., 

Morris, Jonathan F. , . 

Morris, Seymour, 

Myer, Isaac, 

Nelson, William, 

New England Historic Genealogical 
Society, 



v, 



Residence. 



New York, N. Y. , 
Albany, N. Y., 
Springfield, 111., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Des Moines, Iowa, 
Iowa City, Iowa, 
Providence, R. I., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Newtonville, Mass. , 
Concord, Mass., 
War'house Point, Ct. 
Lancaster, Pa., 
Quebec, Canada, 
Leete's Island, Ct., 
Palo Alto, Cal., 
New York, N. Y., 
Bridgeport, Conn., 
Wheeling, W. Va. , 
Meriden, Conn., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Willimantic, Conn., 
Portland, Me., 
Portland, Me., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Baltimore, Md., 
Boston, Mass., 
Everett, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Springfield, Mass., 
Rockville, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
New York, N. Y , 
Lansing, Mich., 

Minneapolis, Minn., 
St. Paul, Minn., 
St. Louis, Mo., 

Hartford, Conn., 
London, Eng., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Chicago, 111., 

Paterson, N. J., 

Boston, Mass., 



2 I 3 

. | i 

3 J i 

2 i . . 



: : 

1 ' 



54 



Donors. 



New England Society of the city of 
New York, 

New Haven Colony Historical Society 

New South Wales Government Board. 

N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical 
Society, 

New York Historical Society, . 

North, Edward, 

Nourse, Henry S., . 

Old Colony Historical Society, . 

Oneida Historical Society, - . 

Onondaga Historical Society, . 

Parker, Francis H., . 

Patterson library, subscribers for, . 

Pierce, Marv F., 

Plumb, Henry B., . 

Potwin, Thomas S., . 

Presbyterian Historical Society, 

Prince, Frederick W., 

Public Library, 

Public Library, 

Public Library, . 

Public Museum, .... 

Putnam, Alfred P. , . 

Randall, F. E 

Record Commissioners, 

Record Commissioners, 

Retreat for the Insane, 

Rexford, J. D., . 

Rhode Island Board of World's Fair 
Managers, 

Rhode Island Historical Society, 

Rosell, William J., . 

Royal Societv, 

Ruth Wyllys Chapter, D. A. R., . 

St. Louis Mercantile Library Associ- 
ation, . . . . 

St. Douis Public Library, . 

Salem Public Library, 

San Francisco Public Library, . 

Slater Memorial Museum, 

Societv of Colonial Wars, . 

Starr, 'Frank F., . 

Start, W. A 

Stedman, John \V., .... 

Stiles, Henry R., and Ruth T. Sperry, 

Swan, Robert T 

Swords, Joseph F 

Talcott. Mary K 



Residence. 



New York, N. Y., 
New Haven, Conn., 
Sidney, N. S. W., 

New York, N. Y., 
New York, N. Y., 
Clinton, N. Y., 
So. Lancaster, Mass. 
Taunton, Mass., 
Utica, N. Y., 
Syracuse, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., 

Weston, Mass., 
Peely, Pa., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Cincinnati, Ohio, 
New London, Conn. 
Milwaukee, Wis., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Colchester, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Providence, R. I., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Janesville, Wis., 



Providence, R. I., 
'Poughkeepsie, N. Y 
;Ottawa, Canada, 
| Hartford, Conn., 

|St. Louis, Mo., 
jSt. Louis, Mo., 
jSalem, Mass., 
ISan Francisco, Cal.. 
Norwich, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 
Middletown, Conn., 
I Boston, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 

Boston, Mass., 
Hartford. Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 



27 



1 ! 
2 



4 1 



55 



DONORS. 


Residence. 




■a 


2 



c 


*. 




75 

o 

o 
CQ 


5 





Terry, James, 


New Haven, Conn., 


I 




340 


Thayer, George B., .... 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 






Thomas, William A. E., . 


Brooklyn, N. Y., 


4 


IS 


I 


Tomlinson, Charles 


Hartford, Conn., 






I 


Tooker, William W 


Sag Harbor, N. Y. , 




1 




Toronto Public Library, . 


Toronto, Canada, 




1 




Trinity College, .... 


Hartford, Conn., 




1 




Trustees of John F. Slater Fund, 




i 






U. S. Government, .... 


Washington, D. C, 


50 


72 


3 


University of Nebraska, . 


Lincoln, Neb., 




3 




University of Pennsylvania, 


Philadelphia, Pa., 


1 






University of the State of New York, 


Albany, N. Y., 


1 


4 




University of Vermont, 


Burlington, Vt., 


. . 


1 




University of Wisconsin, . 


Madison, Wis., 




1 




Vance, Robert J., .... 


Hartford, Conn., 


1 






Walker, George Leon, 


Hartford, Conn., 


1 




12 


Walker, Joseph B., .... 
Walker, Williston, .... 


Concord, N. H., 


1 






Hartford, Conn., 


1 


1 




Wells, Charles T 


Hartford, Conn., 




2 




Werner Company, .... 


Chicago, 111., 




1 




Western Reserve Historical Society, 


Cleveland, Ohio, 




1 




Wheeler, William O 


Sharon, Conn., 


1 


1 




Winthrop, Robert C, Jr., 


Boston, Mass., 


5 






Woodward, P. H 


Hartford, Conn., 


2 






Worcester Society of Antiquity, 


Worcester, Mass., 




; 




Wyoming Historical and Geological 
Society, 










Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 




I 




Yale University 


New Haven, Conn., 


'0 


5 




Yonkers Historical and Library As- 










sociation, 


Yonkers, N. Y., 




1 





ANNUAL REPORT •• 



Conntdicut ^tefortc&f ■ §2ocidg 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 

MEETING i, MAY 26, 1896; 

ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS, 

AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



$ 



HARTFORD 
PUBLISHED BV THE SOCIETY 

iSa6 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



C^e Connecticut f tgtortcal Society 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 

MEETING, MAY 26, 1896; ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND 

MEMBERS, AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



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P684 



Press of The Case, Lock-wood &* Brainard Co., Hartford, Conn. 



©fficcre of tbe Society 



Elected May 26, iSg6. 



President, CHARLES J. HOADLY. 

SAMUEL HART, Hartford, 

JAMES J. GOODWIN, Hartford, 

JAMES TERRY, New Haven, 

RICHARD A. WHEELER, Stonington, 

ROWLAND B. LACEY, Bridgeport, 

THEODORE S. GOLD, Cornwall, 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown 

ELLEN D. LARNED, Thompson. 



Vice- 
Presidents, 



Recording Secretary, 

Corresponding Secretary 

Treasurer, 

Librarian, 

Auditor, 



Membership Committee. 



Library Committee, 



Publication Committee, 



Committee on 

Monthly Papers, 



ALBERT C. BATES. 

W. DeLOSS LOVE. 

JONATHAN F. MORRIS. 

ALBERT C. BATES. 

ROWLAND SWIFT. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, 

JONATHAN F. MORRIS, 

SHERMAN W. ADAMS, 

JOHN C. PARSONS, 

JULIUS GAY, 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, 

FRANCIS H. PARKER. 

FRANK B. GAY, 
SAMUEL HART. 
FRANCIS H. PARKER. 

SHERMAN W. ADAMS, 
FORREST MORGAN, 
MARY K. TALCOTT. 

P. H. WOODWARD, 
CHARLES B. WHITING, 
FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR. 



3B?*Xaw$ of tbe Society. 

[In force, May, 1896.] 
I. MEMBERS. 

i. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding, and Hon- 
orary Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connect- 
icut; and no others shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the 
Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out 
of the State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee 
or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered import- 
ant public service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic 
inquiry, or literature generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or 
resident member, until at least one month after his nomination by the 
Committee on Membership; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, 
at a regular meeting, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding 
members shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident 
members, stating the reason for such nomination, and the qualifications 
of the persons proposed for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, 
and there shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding 
officer shall declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, 
if the recommendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be 
admitted by the votes of two-thirds of the members present. 

< 5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and 
two dollars every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if 
they reside without, the limits of the town of Hartford; or, in lieu thereof, 
any person entitled to be a member may constitute himself a life member 
by paying at one time the sum of twenty-five dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to signify 
his acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice 
thereof, and to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of 
becoming a member. The payment of the annual assessment shall 



hereafter constitute a condition of continued membership, and the neglect 
or refusal to pay the same for the period of six months after the annual 
meeting of the Society shall be deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one month after 
the adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to every 
resident member, to be signed and returned to the Secretary; and mem- 
bers who shall subscribe the same shall thereafter be considered as 
accepting the provision respecting the annual assessment and the con- 
ditions of membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

1. The Officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting 
by ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be 
chosen, shall be — a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a 
Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Com- 
mittee on Membership, to consist of seven members; Committees on the 
Library, and on Publication, each to consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees 
shall constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomi- 
nation of the Standing Committee, wmenever such appointment shall be 
deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing 
Committee; shall preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing 
Committee; call, by himself or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, 
and deliver or provide for an address at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the files, records, 
and seal of the Society; shall give notice to new members of their elec- 
tion, and furnish them certificates of membership ; keep an accurate 
journal of the transactions of the Society and Standing Committee; and, 
when directed by the proper officer, call meetings of the same. • 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence 
in behalf of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the 
names of the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; and 
shall also receive all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of 
money made to the Society; shall pay to the order of the chairman of 
the Standing Committee such sums as may be required for the ordinary 
expenses of the Society and such as the Society may otherwise direct to 
be paid; shall keep a true and faithful account of all moneys received 
and paid by him, and of the property and debts of the Society; and shall, 
at the annual meeting, render a particular statement, to be examined and 
audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such annual meeting 
for that purpose. 



6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, 
shall arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and 
other articles deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, before 
every annual meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library 
Committee of his doings as Librarian during the past year, and of the 
condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propo- 
sitions for the admission of members. No nominations for membership 
shall be considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular 
meeting of the Society. 

8. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meet- 
ing, make a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited 
in the rooms of the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing 
Committee, including in such report the annual report of the Librarian. 
They may make purchases for the Library, under the direction of the 
Society, within the income of the Library fund, or to such an amount as 
may be appropriated by a vote of the Society for such purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of 
all publications ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, 
report to the Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such 
papers, from the library of the Society or other sources, as are most suit- 
able for publication in volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the 
Society, fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of 
the Society, and make an annual report to the Society. Any three mem- 
bers of this Committee may constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business, and a notice for a meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 
notice for the meeting of this Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such 
time and place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of 
each month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his 
absence, by the Recording Secretary, on the application of three 
members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in 
one or more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified, 
seven members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, 
other than the admission of new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 



IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

i. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in 
a book kept for that purpose. 

2. No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the 
Society have a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, 
and may at any time be taken by the depositor in person, or delivered on 
his written order. But every deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or 
withdrawn shall, after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a 
donation, and become the property of the Society; unless, at the time of 
making the deposit, other conditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 

V. LIBRARY. 

i. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles 
belonging to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate 
charge of the Librarian, acting under the direction of the Library Com- 
mittee. 

2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and 
the examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, 
at such time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the 
Library Committee; and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the 
room, without a special vote of the Society, except by the Committee on 
Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. Thomas 
Day, the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and 
subscriptions which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication 
Fund — the income of which shall be applied, under the direction of the 
Publication Committee, towards the expense of such publications as may 
be ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular 
meeting, held prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



annual H&fcress, 



w 



HEN I accepted the presidency of this Society, 
to which your kindness had elected me, I 
expressed my fears that it would not be 
possible to give to the Society so much time as 
should be given. Those fears have been realized, and 
what leisure other duties permitted has been largely 
absorbed in preparing for publication the Revolutionary 
Records of the State. 

I am indebted to Mr. Bates, our Librarian, for the 
statistics of the Society for the year past. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

Our present number is 345, comprising 321 resident 
members, of whom 5$ are life members, 5 honorary 
members, and 19 corresponding members. During the 
year 32 resident members have been elected, one of 
whom has constituted herself a life member; and 
two members formerly chosen have done the same. 
Eight resident members have died, one of whom was 
a life member. 

Of the resident members who have died, the first 
in <order of admission is Henry A. Chittenden, who 
died at Montclair, N. J., May 23, 1895. He was born 
in the ancestral homestead, Guilford, April 29, 1S16. 
At an early age he began a business career in New 
Haven, and came thence to Hartford, where he was a 
prosperous merchant and a leading spirit in the 
temperance cause. He built the block on the south 



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corner of Main and Morgan streets, where his dry- 
goods store was. From Hartford he went to New 
York city, where he was in the wholesale dry goods 
business, removing thence in 1858 to Montclair, N. J. 
He was a pioneer in the anti-slavery movement and 
active in the " underground railroad," and once nar- 
rowly escaped lynching in consequence of his promi- 
nence in that work. 

In 1845 h e issued A Reply to the Charge of Heresy, 
a pamphlet still in circulation in its two hundredth 
edition. 

His wife and six children survive him. 

Mr. Chittenden's death leaves but one (Curtis 
Judson) surviving "Athenaeum Member" of this 
Society. These persons were in 1842 admitted life 
members in consideration of subscriptions to a certain 
amount for the erection of the Wadsworth Athenaeum. 

John W. Stedman, admitted Oct. 5, 1875, ^ ate 
President of the Society, died at his home in this city 
Feb. 10, 1896, aged 76. He learned the trade of 
a printer with Philemon Canfield and with Case, 
Tiffany & Co. When 24 years of age he went to 
Norwich, where he continued in the printing and pub- 
lishing business until 1870. He held the important 
offices of Bank Commissioner and of Insurance Com- 
missioner, and in 1880, after his return to Hartford. 
was chosen Secretary and Treasurer of the State 
Savings Bank, which position he held until his death. 

He was the editor of the Report of the Celebration 
of Noncich, Connecticut, on the Two Hundredth Anniversary 
of the Settlement of the Tozvn, September 7 and S, /S^ej. 

The Society passed the following resolution at its 
April meeting : — 

The Connecticut Historical Society places on record its 



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sense of the great loss which it has sustained in the death of its 
former President, the Hon. John W. Stedman. He was always 
interested in the purposes and the work of the Society; and in 
particular while he was its President he ungrudgingly devoted 
both time and labor to promote its usefulness. Under his 
administration its membership was largely increased and its 
meetings became a potent influence in encouraging historical 
research. Genial, kindly, and earnest, his very presence 
inspired confidence and good will. He will long be missed 
in this Society and elsewhere as a counselor and friend. 

Resolved, That this minute be entered upon the records 
of the Society, and that a copy of the same be transmitted to 
Mrs. Stedman. 

Irving Whitall Lyon, M.D., admitted April 6, 
1886, died suddenly at his home in this city March 3, 
1896. As a man and a friend he was honored and 
respected by all who knew him. In his profession he 
stood high. He had been chosen by his associates as 
president of the Hartford County Medical Society, and 
had been medical examiner of the Hartford Life and 
Annuity Company since the formation of the company. 
In the midst of his busy professional life he found 
time to gratify his antiquarian tastes, and in 1891 he 
published as the result of years of research his Colonial 
Furniture of Nciv England, a volume which at once 
became the recognized authority upon its subject and 
made its author known throughout this country and 
Europe. As soon as this work was published he 
began upon another, which would have added still 
further to his renown, and which his sudden death has 
left uncompleted. This last was a study of the archi- 
tecture of the early houses of New England. 

Rev. Edward Alfred Smith, admitted March 5, 
1889, a resident of Hartford for the past eight years, 
died Oct. 26, 1895. He was born in East Woodstock, 



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Conn., in 1835, but passed his early years in New York; 
was graduated from Yale in 1856, and from Andover 
Theological Seminary in 1859, after which he studied 
at German universities. He was in the service of the 
United States Sanitary Commission in 1864, and in 
1865 began to preach in Chester, Mass., where he 
remained until 1874, when he was installed over the 
church in Farmington, Conn., continuing there until 
ill health forced him to resign in 1887. He was 
elected a member of the Yale corporation in 1889. 

Rev. Dr. Lewis H. Reid, admitted Dec. 3, 1889, 
died at his home on Atwood street, Monday, July 10, 
1895, in the seventy-first year of his age. He was 
born in Charlestown, N. H., in 1825, and early entered 
upon a mercantile career in New York city. Relin- 
quishing his business prospects, he was graduated from 
Yale College in 1847, an d from Union Theological 
Seminary in 1850. His first pastorate was at Fayette- 
ville, N. Y.; in 1862 he accepted a church in Syracuse, 
N. Y., and six years later was called to Chicago. In 
1874 ill health forced him to give up his pastorate. 
and for the past fifteen years he has been engaged in 
teaching, coming to Hartford in 1888. He has pub- 
lished three volumes of sermons and many excellent 
tracts. His wife and three sons survive him. 

Hon. Thomas Warham Loomis, of Windsor, ad- 
mitted Oct. 7, 1890, died Aug. 3, 1895. He was of the 
seventh generation from Joseph Loomis, the emigrant 
ancestor, and lived on the same homestead where the 
six generations before him had lived, which lot had 
been " granted " to the first settler " on Plymouth 
meadow and upland adjoining" (called the Island 
because it is surrounded by water in freshet time). 



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Mr. Loomis was a farmer by occupation. He held the 
office of Judge of Probate for Windsor district, served 
in both branches of the Legislature, and took an active 
part in the affairs of the town ; in politics a Democrat. 
His only son having died in 1884, and there being 
no male heirs living among the grandchildren of his 
uncle, the late Col. James Loomis of Windsor, the 
original homestead has been dedicated to the purposes 
of education, with a large fund ultimately to come 
into the hands of the Loomis Institute, a corporation 
chartered for the purpose. 

Charles J. Cole, Esq., admitted June 6, 1891, was 
born in Chatham in 1839, an ^ n ^ s boyhood was spent 
in East Berlin. In 1863 he graduated at the Harvard 
Law School, and the following year established himself 
in legal business in Hartford. He was a successful 
corporation lawyer, and also paid particular attention 
to points of constitutional law. He was a man of 
energy and tireless industry in his profession. As a 
useful citizen and an upright man he was highly 
esteemed by all. His death occurred at Norfolk, 
Aug. 16, 1895. He leaves a wife and three children. 

Prof. Daniel Cady Eaton, of New Haven, 
admitted May 1, 1894, died June 29, 1895, in the 
61 st year of his age. While in Yale College he was 
already a zealous student of botany, and the three 
years, after graduation were spent in the Lawrence 
Scientific School of Harvard University, where he re- 
ceived the degree of Bachelor of Science in i860. 
During the civil war he was in the service of the 
U. S. Commissary Department as clerk and inspector 
of subsistence stores in New York City. In July, 
1864, he was elected to the newly founded University 



Professorship of Botany at Yale, which he held until 
his death. His instruction was mainly given in con- 
nection with the Sheffield Scientific School. Professor 
Eaton published many botanical papers, chiefly in 
reference to ferns, the cryptogamic plants being his 
special field of Study. His most elaborate single pub- 
lication was a standard work on the Ferns of North 
America, in two quarto volumes (1879-80). His knowl- 
edge was exact and minute and remarkably at his 
command, and was seconded by a clear and precise 
literary style. The same qualities shone in his work 
as a teacher, and corresponded to the whole mani- 
festation of his transparently pure and upright life. 

During the year the death of two corresponding 
members not heretofore reported has been brought to 
our notice: one, Fred A. King, of Rhode Island 
and Canton (China). Mr. King and Henry M. Olmsted 
(who is still living), both at the time residents of 
Canton, were elected to membership in June, 1847. 
The other death hitherto unreported was that of 
Edward Herrick, Jr., of Athens, Pa., which occurred 
in 1890. He was elected Oct. 7, 1862, when, through 
the late D. W. Patterson, he presented to the Society 
the original MS. records of the Susquehanna Company 
in several volumes. 

The only corresponding member whom we know 
to have died during the year is Philip Ripley, elected 
June 3, 1862, who died in New York city, Jan. 26, 1896. 
Mr. Ripley was born in Hartford, the youngest son of 
Hon. Philip Ripley, sometime Mayor of Hartford and 
a member of this Society. The younger Ripley was 
graduated A.B. at Union College in 1848, and the next 
year took the same degree at Trinity, where he had 
formerly been a student. He began his work as a 



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journalist on the Hartford Times, and later in New 
York wrote for the World, Morning Advertiser, Evening 
Post, and Mail. Soon after the civil war he was in 
New Orleans and Washington in the interest of. the 
New York World. Mr. Ripley was naturally a man of 
good ability and a pleasing writer. 

PAPERS BEFORE THE SOCIETY. 

At the October meeting, 1895, Mr. J. G. Wood- 
ward read a paper on The Havana Expedition, 1762. 
The paper was prepared by Major Asa Bird Gardner 
and procured from him by the president, with per- 
mission to read it before the Society. Very little is 
known of the details of this expedition, in which the 
mortality was frightful. 

The paper at the November meeting was by 
Hon. Orville H. Piatt, U. S. Senator from Connecti- 
cut, on The Encounter in Congress betiveen Matthew Lyon, 
a Representative from Vermont, and Roger Griswold, a 
Representative from Connecticut, — the first Congressional 
fracas. It gave a very interesting picture of the times. 

On Dec. 3 a paper was read by Mr. Lemuel 
Welles of Newington, on The Causes which Led to the 
Constitutional Convention of Connecticut in 181S. Mr. 
Welles' paper was based almost entirely on original 
contemporary manuscript material. 

The first meeting of 1896 was entertained by Mr. 
Homer W. Brainard with a paper on David Brainerd, 
the Missionary, which showed a close and careful study 
of the life of that famous man. 

At the February meeting an interesting and in- 
structive paper was presented by Judge Sherman 
W. Adams on The Native Wild Mammals of Connecticut. 

Edward D. Robbins, Esq., read a paper at the 
March meeting on A Tory View of the Declaration of 



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Independence, showing how a loyalist might reasonably 
have regarded that document. 

At the April meeting Rev. Dr. William Copley 
Winslow, one of our corresponding members, favored us 
with an interesting paper on Edward Winslow and his 
Leadership in the Plymouth Colony. 

The last paper for the year, May 5, was by Mr. 
Joseph G. Woodward, on General Samuel H olden Parsons : 
Was he a Traitor? A vindication of one of Connecti- 
cut's most famous Revolutionary leaders from certain 
charges lately made against his honor. 

FIELD-DAY. 

(The account of the Field-Day is taken from the report of the committee.) 

The Field-Day committee, appointed by the Presi- 
dent, consisted of B. R. Allen, C. S. Davidson, J. G. 
Woodward, J. C. Hills, and H. P. Hitchcock. On May 
14 they reported that the annual excursion would occur 
June 11, 1895, visiting Groton and New London, Conn. 

June 1 1 was a charming day, and a party of about 
fifty took the 6.40 a. m. train on the Valley road, in a 
private car, for New London. Arriving at Saybrook the 
party was met by the Hon. John Allen, Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry Hart, and others, who pointed out to the party 
the original site of Yale College, the old Fort, and 
Lady Fenwick's tomb. At New London the party 
took carriages for Groton, visiting the Monument, the 
Fort, and the Bill Library, where the sword of Col. 
Ledyard was exhibited. Returning to New London 
the party took the shore drive to the Pequot House, 
where dinner was served and short addresses made 
by P. H. Woodward, Rev. J. H. Twichell. J. L. 
Denison, and J. C. Ware. Continuing the drive after 
dinner, interesting places of historic days were visited, 
one of special interest being the old " Winthrop Mill," 



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built by Governor Winthrop two hundred and forty-five 
years ago. At the Memorial Library and Historical 
rooms the sword of John Mason, the hero of the Pequot 
War, was shown. The " Ancientest " burying-ground 
was visited, where the Hon. Augustus Brandagee, who 
could not join us, sent his compliments and a historic 
pamphlet for each member of the party. 

The return trip was by the Valley road, reaching 
Hartford about 8.30 p. m. 

The laughable incident of the day was when Mr. 
J. F. Morris thought he discovered the remains of the 
Saybrook platform. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

The Publication Committee is enabled to lay be- 
fore us this evening the second and final volume of the 
Talcott Papers, which forms volume V. of our collec- 
tions. The edition will be ready for distribution in a 
few days. It is to be hoped that within a reasonable 
time the correspondence of other Connecticut colonial 
governors now in our manuscript vault may be published. 

Some progress has been made on another volume 
of Collections, about half of the book being now in 
type. Copy is in preparation for still another volume, 
to contain the early votes of the town of Hartford 
prior to 17 16. The expense of this latter volume is 
defrayed by the liberality of one of our members. 

PUBLICATIONS RELATIVE TO CONNECTICUT HISTORY. 

Adams, Sherman W. Native and wild mammals of Connecticut. 
American historical review, vol. 1. 

Anderson, Joseph, editor. History of Waterbury, 3 vols. 
Andrews, William G. History of Christ Episcopal Church, Guilford. 
Bailey, Frederic W. Early Connecticut marriages. 
Bradley, Cyrus S. Hiding of the charters. 
Caulkins, Frances M. History of New London (reprint). 
Child, Frank S. An old New England town (Fairfield). 
Connecticut State documents, 2 vols. 
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Connecticut State Register and Manual. 

Connecticut Quarterly. 

Crane, Ellery B. Crane genealogy, vol. i. 

Davies, Henry E. Davies memoir. 

Fairfield County Historical Society. Reports, 1S93-5. 

Gay, Frank B., and Bates, Albert C. Connecticut Society Sons of 

the American Revolution, year-book 1893 and 1S94. 
Gay, Julius. Old houses in Farmington. 
Goldthwaite, Charlotte. Boardman genealogy. 
Hadlyme Congregational Church, 150 anniversary. 
Hayden, Horace E. Major John Garrett. 

Hoadly, Charles J. Records of the State of Connecticut, vol. 2. 
Loomis, Dwight, and Calhoun, Joseph. Judicial and civil history of 

Connecticut. 
Maltby-Morehouse family records. 
Morehouse, C. S. Morehouse genealogy. 
Munson, Myron A. Munson Record, 2 vols. 
New London County Historical Society. Records and papers, vol. 2, 

part 1. 
Perkins, Mary E. Old houses of Norwich. 
Pierson, Frederick L. Descendants of Stephen Pierson. 
Ripley, Charles S. Ancestors of Lieutenant Stephen Tracy. 
Russell, Gurdon W., editor. Contributions to history of Christ 

Church, Hartford. 
Seymour, Morris W. Hiding of the Charter. 
Starr, Frank F. Edward Jackson family. 

Thomas Spencer family. 

Williamson and Cobb families. 

Stearns, Ezra S. John Fitch : an address. 

Stevens, Benjamin F. Facsimiles of manuscripts in European 

archives relating to America, vols. 23, 24. 
Stiles, Henry R. Stiles genealogy. 
Thorpe, Sheldon B. North Haven annals. 
Van Hoosear, David H. Inscriptions from oldest cemetery in 

Norwalk. 
Walker, George L. Capture of Louisburg. 

Old Hartford burying-ground. 

Woodward, P. H. Ceremonies and addresses at the unveiling of 
the statue of Col. Thomas Knowlton. 

During the year the Ruth Wyllys chapter, Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution, and the Society of 
Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut have held 



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meetings in the Society's hall ; and the Connecticut 
Society of Colonial Dames of America has lately given 
a worthy and interesting exhibition of colonial histor- 
ical relics in our lower room. 

A larger proportion than in the 'previous year of 
the money appropriated for the purchase and binding 
of books has been expended in buying books, with 
the result that a considerable number of genealogies 
and local histories has been added to our shelves. 

A resolve was passed by the General Assembly in 
1895, that every town clerk should examine carefully 
the town records of his town, and make a true copy 
of all that relates to the Revolutionary War in such 
records, between the year 1774 and the year 1784 in- 
clusive, and mail the same to the State Librarian. 
There are 168 towns, of which 80 were incorporated 
before 1785 ; 63 of these towns have complied with 
the resolve by sending in copies of their revolution- 
ary records; seven said they had no such records, and 
ten made no report at all. I have been unable to 
find leisure to examine these copies. 

A newspaper paragraph informs us of the discov- 
ery of an old town record book of Fairfield, which 
it seems was secreted in 1779 when the British in- 
vaded that town, and had not been since seen. I have 
not particulars as to this record book, but have under- 
stood that a partial copy had been in the possession 
of the town for many years, and that the copyist 
had omitted all matters relating to the church and 
school. 

The reports of the Treasurer and the Librarian 
will be laid before you, which will furnish you with 
various details as to the condition of the Society. 

Charles J. Hoadi.v, 

President. 



librarian's /Report 



Mr. President and Members of the Society : 

rn HE year now brought to a close has differed in 
)\\ no especial manner from the year preceding it. 
JL The average number of readers has been about 
the same, and practically the same lines of research 
have been pursued. During the winter months the 
greatest use of the library occurs, the daily average 
of readers, at that period, being about 25, from 12 to 
16 of them being present at one time. A noticeable 
increase has occurred in the number of readers from 
out of town who make use of the library. Hardly a 
week passes without bringing readers from other 
towns, while not infrequently they come from other 
and distant States. •■■••'• ; ' 

As heretofore, family history and genealogy has 
occupied the attention of a great majority of our read- 
ers, and our library appears to be a most fertile field 
for the growth of the family tree. In a few cases the 
tree springs up full grown almost in a day ; but usu- 
ally the growth is slow with long periods of vexa- 
tious and enforced rest, and a stunting of occasional 
branches. 

The number of books of genealogy and local his- 
tory which the present interest in such matters has 
caused to be published recently is very large, and to 
keep up with them, as they are issued, would mean 
an expense of several times the amount the Society 
now spends annually for books. As a consequence we 



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are gradually falling behind, and an immediate extra 
expenditure of at least a thousand dollars is needed 
to bring our library up to date in the recently pub- 
lished genealogies and local histories. 

Last autumn the library committee planned to sell 
at auction the numerous duplicate books and pam- 
phlets which have so long encumbered our shelves 
and yielded us no income ; but unfortunately, the ill- 
ness of the librarian prevented this from being done. 
This spring, however, the work was undertaken, and 
thirteen cases were packed and shipped to the auc- 
tion room, where they were sold on Wednesday and 
Thursday of last week. 

The Patterson library, which the kindness and 
liberality of our members and friends enabled us to 
obtain, was quite fully described in my report for 
1894. Its value becomes more and more evident as 
time goes on. Not a day passes but that some of the 
books from it are used. This magnificent donation 
added to our library over eight hundred volumes and 
almost eleven hundred pamphlets, as well as seventy- 
five manuscript genealogies, and a large amount of 
miscellaneous genealogical notes and scraps. In addi- 
tion, the debt contracted at the time of the purchase 
of the library has been reduced about $250 ; and 450 
duplicate volumes and 300 duplicate pamphlets have 
been sent to the auction room. The proceeds from 
the sale of these will, it is hoped, almost if not quite 
cancel the remainder of the debt. 

Let me call your attention to one matter which 
greatly interested me. A gentleman who was doing 
some literary work in this city stumbled, almost by 
accident, upon our collection of works relating to Eng- 
lish history. On looking over our various series of 
old chronicles, debates, state papers and trials, and the 



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old standard histories, from all of which the later 
writers have drawn much of their material, his amaze- 
ment was very evident. " Why," he exclaimed, " I had 
no idea such a collection of the standard English his- 
torical works could be found in this country outside 
of a few of the largest libraries ; now I shall be easily 
able to do work here that I had expected to do in 
the British Museum." Among these works may be 
named Rymer's Fcedera, the Somers Tracts on history 
and constitution, Hargrave's State Trials, Rushworth's 
Historical Collections, Thurloe's State Papers, and 
various 16th to 18th century histories and chronicles, 
such as Rapin, Tindal, Guthrie, Kennet, Smollett, Gran- 
ger, Baker, Holinshed, and Speed. This is a side of 
our library that is little known, and so not appreciated. 

As showing the richness of our library I note the 
fact that that great treasure-house of bboks, the Lenox 
Library, was pleased to send bids to the auction-room 
for not a few of our duplicates. 

For some time our ever-active member, Miss Lucy 
Brainard, had been in correspondence with Miss Clara 
Field of Stockbridge, Mass., concerning the books and 
manuscripts left by the Rev. David Dudley Field, and 
his son David Dudley; and the very generous offer was 
made by Miss Field, in behalf of the family, to give 
to this Society such of them as would be acceptable. 
One dull rainy day, almost a year ago, I took the 
train for Stockbridge in a somewhat downcast mood 
for fear the books would be found not worth the 
trouble and expense of the trip. As the train crawled 
slowly up the hills towards Norfolk the sun came out 
in all the beauty of a June afternoon, and my hopes 
revived correspondingly. Arriving at the beautiful old 
town of Stockbridge just before evening, my anticipa- 
tion would hardly let me wait the passing of supper 



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hour before starting- in search of treasures. The next 
scene is one corner of a barn floor, where the dim 
light of a lantern revealed books which, in number 
and interest, were beyond my fondest hopes. They 
included many early American theological and reli- 
gious works, early American imprints, local histories, 
genealogies, and the miscellaneous books which would 
naturally be found in the library of the Rev. David 
Dudley Field. The manuscripts, of which there are 
many hundreds, include, besides many letters, the mis- 
cellaneous historical jottings from the pen of the au- 
thor of the " Statistical Account of the County of Mid- 
dlesex in Connecticut," and " History of Berkshire 
County, Massachusetts." No time was lost the next 
day — a helper with a team was engaged, boxes were 
procured, 600 volumes securely packed and carted to 
the freight depot ; and late in the evening I arrived 
in Hartford bringing with me the large basket of 
manuscripts. Many of the books were of great interest 
to our readers, and the whole formed, with the excep- 
tion of the Patterson Library, the largest donation of 
books and manuscripts ever secured at one time by 
the Society. It was a worthy gift from a worthy 
family. 

During the year we have received numerous gifts 
from persons who are not members of and are in no 
way identified with the Society, some residing in the 
city and others in distant States. This is very grati- 
fying r as showing an extended, and I think an increas- 
ing, interest in the Society and its work. Strange as 
it may seem, the various small local publications which 
form the present-day history of this city and vicinity 
are often very difficult to obtain. Certain of such pub- 
lications, which are seldom if ever sent to us, are regf- 
ularly sent to various distant historical societies and 



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libraries. Let me once more remind you that for our 
accessions we are largely dependent upon our friends, 
and that hardly anything comes amiss as an addition 
to our library and collections. 

The accessions during the year, exclusive of the 
manuscripts which will be noted later, have been, — 
by donation, 1,045 volumes, 353 pamphlets, and 41 mis- 
cellaneous; by exchange, 117 volumes, 286 pamphlets; 
by purchase, 64 volumes and 7 pamphlets: a total of 
1,226 volumes, 646 pamphlets and 41 miscellaneous, or 
1,913 pieces in all besides the manuscripts. 

The purchases during the year have been as follows : 

Watertown, Mass., records. 

Brookhaven, N. Y., records. 

Duxbury, Mass., records. 

Sheldon's history of Deerrleld, Mass., 2 vols. 

Daniel's history of Oxford, Mass. 

150th Anniversary of Boscawen and Webster, N. H. 

Folsom genealogy. 

Kimball genealogy. 

History of Dartmouth College and Hanover, N. H. 

Bartlett genealogy. 

Bemis' history of Marlborough, N. H. f 

Sanderson's history of Charlestown, N. H. 

History of Washington, N. H. 

Centennial history of Fall River, Mass. 

Perry's history of American colonial church, vol. 1, Virginia. 

Briggs' church and cemetery records of Hanover, Mass., vol. 1. 

Whitmore's Mass. civil list, 1630-1774. 

Index to American genealogies, fourth edition. 

Rich's history of Truro, Mass. 

Hughes genealogy. 

Woolworth genealogy. 4 

Bibliography of historical publications of the New England States. 

Hubbard genealogy. 

Tracy ancestry. 

Standish genealogy. 

Paine genealogy. 

Crafts' genealogy. 

Porter genealogy, 2 vols. 



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Lamson's history of Union, Conn. 

American Historical Register. 

Sharpe's Vital statistics of Seymour, Conn., 2 parts. 

Ridlon's Saco Valley families. 

Clark's Antiquities and historical of Northampton, Mass. 

Dodge genealogy. 

Poole genealogy. 

Historical catalogue of first church, Northampton, Mass. 

Chandler genealogy. 

Andrews' history of Christ church, Guilford, Conn. 

Onderdonk's history of Grace church, Jamaica, N. Y. 

Poore genealogy. 

Vermont's America heraldica. 

Follet genealogy. 

Sprague's Annals of the Baptist pulpit. 

Hawes' Character everything to the young. 

Whitmore's Cavalier dismounted. 

Brown's Canton, Mass., Baptist memorial. 

Hunt's American biographical sketch book. 

U. S. geographical and geological survey, vols. 1, 3. 

Shourd's history and genealogies of Fenwick's colony. 

Zieber's Ancestry. 

John B. Gough's Autobiography. 

Memoir of Rev. James H. Linsley. 

Memorial of Ella G. Barker. 

Field's Memorial of Rev. Henry Jackson. 

Life of Spencer Houghton Cone. 

Sprague's Missionary heroes and martyrs. 

Andrews' genealogy. 

Barlow genealogy. 

Bigelow genealogy. 

Drake genealogy. 

Hitchcock genealogy. 

Montague genealogy. 

Sargent's Maine Wills. 

Adventures of Uncle Sam in search of his lost honor. 

Memoirs of Doctor Seth Coleman. 

The following manuscripts have been presented to 
the Society during- the year, and are in addition to the 
totals of donations previously read, and to the list 
printed at the end of this report. 
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Sherman W. Adams, Hartford. 

William Ellery's day-book and ledger (2 vols.). 
John Ledyard's account book. 
John and William Ellery's account book. 
Hepzibah Ledyard's account book. 
Frank D. Andrews, Vineland, N. J. 

Package of receipts containing autographs of many Wethersfield 

men of a century ago. 
John L. Denis on, Hartford. 

Address at dedication of monument to Sergeant John Burrows. 
Miss Clara Field, Stockbridge, Mass. 

The writings of Rev. David Dudley Field, as follows : — 

Material for Brainerd genealogy, including many letters. 

History of the class of 1802 at Yale College. 

Early proprietors and settlers of Saybrook. 

First settlers of Hartford. 

Berkshire controversy (ecclesiastical). 

Bicentennial discourse at Stockbridge, Dec. 22, 1820. 

Names of Congregational clergymen in Conn., with historical notes. 

Sermon by Rev. E. Parsons, May 4, 1804, on settlement of East 

Haddam. 
History of Guilford and Madison : prepared for the Connecticut 

Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
Papers relating to Higganum meeting-house association. 
Communication to church and society of Haddam in 1842. 
Doings of Middlesex consociation in Dec, 1845. 
Lists of families in various towns in Middlesex county in 1804 and 

in 1816. 
History of county of Berkshire (as printed) with some additional 

notes. 
Minutes of conventions of Conn, associations from 1767 to 1775. 
Journal of a voyage to Newfoundland in 1S55. 
Notices of Rev. Henry Whitfield and some of his fellow colonists, 

with extracts from parish registers of Ockley, Surrey, England. 
Customs of our ancestors from their first settlement in America ; 

an address. 
Farmington church matters. 

Notes on New London County churches and ministers. 
Genealogy of Savage family of Middletown. 
Genealogy of Hubbard family. 
Papers relating to history of Haddam. 
East Guilford church records. 



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And many other historical notes, letters, and papers of a miscella- 
neous character. 
Henry P. Johnston, New York. 

Correspondence of Dr. Mason F. Cogswell ; consisting of several 
hundred letters. 
Dr. Thomas Knowlton Marcy, Whidsor. 

Account book of Captain (Colonel) Thomas Knowlton with roll of 
his company at battle of Bunker Hill. 
Jonathan F. Morris, Hartjord. 

Miscellaneous papers relating to Hartford Freedman's Aid Society. 
Darnel Phelps, Windsor. 

Patent or grant of crest to Manfeld (Mansfield) coat of arms. 
Robert C. Rockwell, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Package of bills of Hartford booksellers about 1840. 
Mrs. Jane T. Smith, Hartford. 

Accounts of the overseers of the Niantic Indians. 
Thomas S. Weaver, Hartford. 

Genealogies of the families of ancient Windham, as follows : — 
Abbe, Adams, Allen, Armstrong, Ashley, Averill, Babcock, 
Backus, Badger, Baker, Ballard, Barrows, Bass, Bemis, Bennet, 
Bibbins, Bidlake, Bingham, Brewster, Brown, Broughton, Bull, 
Bullen, Burgess, Burnap, Burnham, Butler, Canada, Cartwright, 
Case, Clark, Cleveland, Coburn, Cook, Crane, Crowell, Cutler, 
Davison, Dean, Decker, Denison, Dewey, Dingley, Dodge, Dor- 
rance, Downing, Duffy, Dunham, Durkee, Eaton, Elderkin, 
Farnham, Fisk, Fitch, Flint, Follet, Ford, Fox, French, Fullsom, 
Geer, Ginnings, Gould, Gray, Greenslit, Griffin, Gurley, Ham- 
mond, Hartshorn, Hebard, Hendee, Hodgkins, Holt, Hovey, 
Howard, Howes, Hunt, Hurlbut, Johnson, Kimball, Kingsley, 
Kingsbury, Larrabee, Lasell, Lathrop, Leach, Lillie, Loomis, 
Luce, Magoon, Manning, Marsh, Martin, Meacham, Messenger, 
Millard, Moore, Morgan, Moseley, Moulton, Mudge, Murdock, 
Neff, Ormsby, Palmer, Parish, Parker, Patten, Pattengill, Pearl, 
Phillip, Read, Richardson, Ringe, Ripley, Robert, Robins, 
'■ Robinson, Rogers, Ross, Royce, Sawyer, Scot, Sessions, Shaw, 
Simons, Skiff, Skinner, Slate, Smith, Spafford, Spaulding, 
Spencer, Staniford, Stedman, Stiles, Stoddard, Storrs, Swift, 
Tracy, Upton, Utley, Walcott, Waldo, Wales, Warner, Warren, 
Webb, Welch, White, Whiting, Wight, Wilkenson, Wood, 
Wright, Young. 

Alphabetical record of marriages in Windham. 

Alphabetical record of deaths in Windham. 



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Miscellaneous records of ancient Windham, including copies of 
church records and various historical and genealogical material. 
S. Maria Williams, Glastonbury. 

Copies of inscriptions from cemeteries in East Hartford. 

Among the many donations during the year be- 
sides the manuscripts, I will mention a few which are 
of general interest : — From Edwin S. Balch of Philadel- 
phia, The French in America, 1777-83, in two volumes; 
from the Record commissioners of Providence, R. 1., 
vols. 8 and 9 of the Records of the Town of Providence ; 
from William Seward Webb of New York, the third and 
final volume of the correspondence of Samuel B. Webb ; 
from the representatives of the late Junius S. Morgan 
of London, vols. 23 and 24 of Stevens' facsimiles of 
manuscripts in European archives relating to America, 
1773-83, a superb series which grows, if possible, more 
and more interesting with each volume ; our president 
has presented the second volume of the Public Records 
of the State of Connecticut, a continuation of the Con- 
necticut Colonial Records; Joseph F. Swords has given 
the Salem Press Record and its continuation, Putnam's 
Monthly, five volumes in all, which contain much his- 
torical matter relating to Connecticut; Mr. James J. 
Goodwin has presented the Jackson, Spencer, and Wil- 
liamson and Cobb families, three small genealogies issued 
in limited editions and not for sale ; Daniel Phelps of 
Windsor gave a patent or grant for a crest to the coat 
of arms borne by Launcelot Manfeld (Manfield or Mans- 
field) of- Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England. This grant, 
dated 1563 and signed by William Flower, Norroy herald 
and king at arms, is written on parchment and has the 
coat of arms and crest emblazoned upon it in colors. 
From Hon. Dwight Loomis was received the civil and 
judicial history of Connecticut; from Hon. Henry A. 
Reeves of Southold, N. Y., Southold town records in 



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two volumes, Whitaker's History of South old and 250th 

anniversary of settlement of Southold; from Carl and 
Ellen (Battell) Stoeckel a fine painting by J. N. Bristol, 
representing Bear Mountain in Salisbury, the highest 
point of land in the State ; from the Ancient and Hon- 
orable Artillery Company of Boston, the first volume 
of the history of the company ; from Henry Melville of 
New York, the ancestry of John Whitney. 

Appended to this report will be found a list of 
family genealogies, additional to the list published in 
the report for 1894. 

Respectfully, 

Albert C. Bates, 

Librarian. 



jfamil? (Senealooies 

IN LIBRARY OF CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 
Supplementary Xist. 

[This list contains such as have been acquired since publication of the former 
list in the annual report for 1894. Those marked thus (\V.) belong to the Watkin- 
son Library.] 

Abbott. Chart. 

Adams. W. S. Appleton. Boston. 1881. pp. 9. 

Andrews. H. F. Andrews. Audubon. 1890. pp. 234. 

Atwater. New Haven. 1873. pp. 64. 

Badcock. W. S. Appleton. Boston. 188 1. pp. 11. 

Barlow. G. Barlow. [1891.] pp. 508. 

Bartlett. L. Bartlett. Lawrence. 1876. pp. 114. 

Bigelow. G. B. Howe. Worcester. 1890. pp. 317. 

Blackman and other families. H. B. Plumb. 1S94. pp. 22. 

Blake G. M. Blake. 1S95. pp. 39. 

Bradstreet. Chart. 

Browne. Chart. 

Bruen. Chart. 

Buchanan. W. Buchanan. (Glasgow. 1723.) Cincinnati. 1S49. pp. 
240. 

Buck. H. B. Buck. Worcester. 1894. pp. 54. (W.) 

Budlong. pp. 8. 

Burbeen. J. B. Walker. Concord. 1S92. pp. 52. 

Burr. C.B.Todd. New York. 1878. pp.457. 

Burt. H. M. & S. W. Burt. Springfield. 1S93. pp. 617. 

Burton. See Thayer. 

Butler. C. Butler. [1849.] pp. 16. 

Champion. F. B. Trowbridge. New Haven. 1S91. pp. 560. 

Chandler. G. Chandler. Worcester. 1S83. pp. 1315. 

Cheever. J. T. Hassam. Boston. 1S96. pp. 54. (See Hassam.) 

Clark. J. Gay. Hartford. 1882. pp. 94. 

— L. H. Clark. Syracuse. 1857. pp. 13. 

Cobb. See Williamson. 

Coffin. Early wills of, with ancestry of Harriet Coffin. W. S. Apple- 
ton. Boston. 1893. PP- fi 6- 



3i 

Crafts. J. M. & W. F. Crafts. Northampton. 1893. pp.803. 
Crane. A. Crane. Boston. 1S93. pp. 26. 

— E. B. Crane. Worcester. 1895. pp. 201. 
Cushman. H. W. Cushman. Boston. 1855. pp. 666. 
Cutts. C. H. C. Howard. Albany. 1892. pp. 658. 
Davenport. A.B.Davenport. New York. 1851. pp.398. 

— A. B. Davenport. Stamford. 1876. pp. 432. 
Davies. H. E. Davies. 1895. pp. 138. 
Dewey. See Follett. 

Dod. S. Dodd. [New Haven.] 1839. pp. 24. 

Dodge. J. T. Dodge. Madison. 1894. pp. 448. 

Doolittle. O. P. Allen. Newport. 1S93. pp. 38. 

Drake. L. S. Drake. Boston. 1896. pp. 323. 

D wight. B. W. D wight. New York. 1874. pp. 1144. 

Fairfax. Chart. 

Fassett. . See Follett. 

Fay. See Follett. 

Fenn. L. S. Griggs. Memoir of E. & L. Fenn. [Hartford. 1885.] 

Field. O. Field. Albany. 1863. pp. 9. 

Follett and other families. H. P. Ward. 1896. pp. 281. 

Folsom. J. Chapman. Concord. 1882. pp. 297. 

Fowler. W. C. Fowler. [1865.] pp. 34. 

Francis and Goodrich. C. Goldthwaite. Hartford. 1895. pp. 9. 

Gallup. J. D. Gallup. Hartford. 1893. pp. 329. 

Garrett. H. E. Hayden. Sketch of John Garrett. Wilkes-Barre. 

1895. 
Gates. C. O. Gates. Chart. 
Gillett. Chart. 
Glassell and other families. H. E. Hayden. Virginia genealogies. 

Wilkes-Barre. 1891. pp. 759. 
Goodrich. See Francis. 
Graves. J. C. Graves. Buffalo. 1896. 
Greene. F. L. Greene. Albany. 1894. 
Griswold. [Chicago. 1856.] pp. 6. 
-— S. M. Griswold. 1872. Broadside. 
Harris. W. S. Harris. Nashua. 1883. 
Hassam. J. T. Hassam. Boston. 1S96. 
Hicks. J. O. Austin. 1S94. pp. 15. 

Hilton. J. T. Hassam. Boston. 1896. pp. 24. (See Hassam.) 
Hitchcock. Mrs. E. Hitchcock, Sr. Amherst. 1894. PP- 556. 
Hoadley. F. B. Trowbridge. New Haven. 1894. PP- 276. 
Holton. D. P. & F. K. Holton. 1S66. Chart. 
Hopkins. See Follett. 



>p. 521. 


pp. 


500. 


pp. 


135. 


pp. 


II. 



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Hubbard. E.W.Day. New York. [1895.] pp.510. 

Hughes and other families, pp. 245. 

Huntington. [D. Huntington.] Family memorials. Cambridge. 

1857. 
Hyde. R. H. Walworth. Albany. 1S64. pp. 1446. 2 vols. 
Jackson. F. F. Starr. Hartford. 1895. PP- 86. 
Jarvis. G. A. Jarvis. Hartford. 1879. pp. 348 + 19. 
Kent. See Tuthill. 
Kidder. 1879. pp. 3. 

Kimball. J. Kimball. Concord. 1885. pp. 103. 
Knowlton. Statue of Col. Thomas Knowlton. Hartford. 1895. 
Lawrence. [F. S. Pease.] Albany. 1853. pp. 76. 
Lee. O. P. Allen. Newport. 1893. pp. 14. 
Leete. E. L. Leete. New Haven. 1884. pp. 168. 
Lincoln. J. E. Morris. Hartford. 1895. . pp. 109. 
Lyman. Chart. 

— L. Coleman. Albany. 1872. pp. 533. 
Marsh. D. W. Marsh. Amherst. 1895. pp. 517. (W.) 
Merriam. W. S. Appleton. Boston. 1892. pp. 15. 
Mills. S. L. Mills. 1896. pp. 36. 

Montague. G. W. Montague. Amherst. 1894. pp. 494. 
Morse. A. Morse. Boston. 1853. (Supplement.) 
Ogden. Chart. 

Paine. H. D. Paine. New York. 1880, 1883. PP- 214+308. 
Parker. T. Parker. Worcester. 1S93. pp. 528. 
Pease. D. and A. S. Pease. Springfield. 1S69. pp. 401 + 96. 
Peck. J. B. Peck. Boston. 1S68. pp. 442. 
Pierson. F. L. Pierson. Amenia. 1895. pp. 33. (W.) 
Platt. [D. Pepper.] 1896. pp. 31. 
Poole. M. E. Poole. Ithaca. 1893. pp. 164. 
Poore. A. Poore. Salem. 188 1. pp. 332. 

Porter. H. P. Andrews. Saratoga Springs. iSq3. pp. 8SS. 2 vols. 
Prentice. C. J. F. Binney. Boston. 1852. pp. 272 + 8. 
Puffer. W. S. Appleton. Boston. 1S92. pp. 9. 
Randall, pp. 2S9. 

Reed. J. W. Reed. Boston. 1861. pp. 588. 
Robinson. See Follett. 
Rogers. See Barlow. 
Safford. See Follett. 

Savage. J. F. Savage. Boston. 1894. pp. 26. 
Sawyer. W. S. Appleton. Boston. 1S91. pp. 11. 
Seaman. Eden, Me. Chart. 
Searight. J. A. Searight. Uniontown. 1893. pp. 22S. 



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FUNDS CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 
General Fund. 

Par Standing Market 

Value. at • Value. 

5 shares Hartford National Bank, $500.00 142 $710.00 

15 " Phoenix National Bank, 1,500.00 121 1,815.00 
10 " American Ex. Nat. Bank, N. Y., 1,000.00 169! 1,695.00 
10 " Continental National Bank, N. Y., 1,000.00 130 1,300.00 
10 V Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co., 1,000.00 160 1,600.00 

16 " City Bank of Hartford, 1,600.00 103 1,648.00 
1 Debenture Bond Iowa Loan & Trust Co., 1,000.00 1,000.00 
1 Mortgage Bond, D. W. Baker, 450.00 450.00 

Deposit with Society for Savings, 1,443.88 1,443.88 

•■ Charter Oak Nat. Bank, 838.00 838.00 
1 Bond Syracuse Coal & Salt Co., $1,000, 



$10,331.88 $12,499.88 

Publication Fund. 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., par $50, $1,000.00 160 $1,600.00 

Deposit with Society for Savings, 2,670.46 2,670.46 
2 Bonds, Syra. Coal & Salt Co., $500 each, 

Deposit with Charter Oak Nat. Bank, 551.00 551.00 



$4,221.46 $4,821.46 

Book Fund. 
Deposit with Society for Savings, $459.00 $459.00 

Hartford, May 9, 1896. 

J. F. MORRIS, Treasurer. 
May, 1896. Examined with securities and found correct. 

ROWLAND SWIFT, Auditor. 



flDembers of tbe Society 

Names, Residence, and Date of Admission. 

Those in Italics are Life Members. 

Adams, Hon. Sherman Wolcott, Hartford. Nov. 2, 1S75. 

Allen, Bennett Rowland, Hartford, Oct. 9, 188S. 

Allen, Charles Dexter, Windsor Locks, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, 18S9. 

Allen, Rev. Samuel Howe, Hartford, July 1, 1S90. 

Alton, Charles D., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1888. 

Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. io, 1893. 

Andrus, Henry F., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Atkins, Hon. Roswell, Bristol, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, 1S89. 

Bacon, Mrs. Elizabeth Chester, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Bailey, Frederic William, New Haven, March 3, 1896. 

Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Barnard, Henry, LL.D., L.H.D., Hartford, May, 1839. 

Bartlett, Mary Leeds, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 1SS9. 

Batter son, James Goodwin, Hartford. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford, Oct. 1, 1S95. 

Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Birdsey, Eli Coe, Meriden, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March 1, 1892. 

Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2. 1S95. 

Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 

Boardman, William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 

Boardman, William G., Hartford, March 1, 1892. 

Bond, Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4. 1S94. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 18S2. 

Bradin, Rev. James Watson, Hartford, Nov, I, 1892. 



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Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Brainard, Hon. Leverett, Hartford, March 5, 1S89. 

Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Brooks, Hon. Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1891. 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Buck, Hon. John R., Hartford, March 4, 1890. 

Bulkeley, Mrs. Fannie Briggs Houghton, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1896. 

Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 

Burton, Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Cady, Hon. Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Calhoun, Joseph Gilbert, Hartford, March 5, 1S95. 

Camp, Prof. David N., New Britain,- Feb. 4, 1890. 

Carter, H. W., Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Catlin, William H., Meriden, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Chapin, Frederick H., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1891. 

Chapman, Hon. Charles Richard, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1885. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1S75. 

Clark, George Henry, S.T.D., Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Clarke, L. Walter, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Cleveland, Edmund James, Hartford, Nov. 9, 18S6. 

Coe, Levi Elmore, Meriden, Jan. 8, 1895. 

Coit, Robert, New London, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1SS4. 

Cone, Mary Clarissa, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1893. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 

Cornwall, Horace, Hartford, June 2, 1874. 

Cothren, William, Woodbury, Nov. 9, 1852. 

Cowles, Samuel W., Hartford, April 7, 1891. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Hartford, Dec. 4. 1894. 

Curtis, Emily Chauncy, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Curtis, Rev. Lucius Q., Hartford, March 3, 1896. 



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Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1893. 

Davenport, Rev. John Sidney, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1892. 

Davidson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Day, Caroline E., Hartford, March 5, 1895. 

Day, George H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Day, John Calvin, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1875. 

Deming, Hon. Lucius Parman, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1889. 

Denison, John Ledyard, Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

Dennis, Rodney, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Dexter, Franklin Bowditch, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Dudley, James Frederick, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Dunham, Sylvester C, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Dunning, Emma Ada, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Dustan, Rev. George, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1891. 

Ellsworth, Lemuel Stoughton, Simsbury, Oct. 1, 1895. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. 1, 1895. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Fairfield, John M., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1884. 

Fisher, George Park, S.T.D., LL.D., New Haven, May 7, 1S89. 

Fitts, George Henry, Ashford, Feb. 4, 1896. 

Fuller, Horace S., M.D., Hartford, April 6, 1S86. 

Gates, Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1SS3. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. 1, 1887. 

Geer," Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1889. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gillette, Rev. Arthur L., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Goldthwaite, Charlotte, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1892. 

Goodwin, Carolyn Alice, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1876. 



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Goodwin, Ja?nes Junius, Hartford, Feb. i, 1887. 
Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1887. 
Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7. 1890. 
Graves, Miles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 
Grayson, Marion Carter, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895. 
Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July 1, 1873. 
Griswold, Rufus White, M.D., Rocky Hill, Oct. 9, 1888. 
Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1889. 
Hall, Prof. Joseph, Hartford, May 8, 1877. 
Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Harper, John Warren, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895. 
Hart, Samuel, D.D., Hartford, July 6, 1875. 
Hartranft, Chester D., D.D., Hartford, May 7, 1889. 
Hatch, George E., Hartford, Feb. 5, 1889. 
Hawley, Hon. Joseph Roswell, Hartford, Mays, 1868. 
Hayden, Henry R., East Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 
Hayden, Hon. Hezekiah Sidney, Windsor, May 7, 1889. 
Hayden, Jabes Haskell, Windsor Locks, Oct. 1, 1841. 
Hayden, James Loomis, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1S93. 
Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 
Henry, Hon. Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Hibbard, Rev. Augustine G., Goshen, Feb. 6, 1894. 
Hibbard, Prof. Ralph G., New Britain, Jan. 8, 1895. 
Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 18S5. 
Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 
Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1891. 
Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April 1, 1890. 
Hoadly, Charles Jeremy, LL.D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1854. 
Holley, Mrs. Sarah Day, Lakeville, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Hollister, Nelson, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 
Hooker, Edward B., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 18SS. 
Hooker, John, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 
Hooper, Rev. Joseph, Durham, Nov. 5, 1895. 
Howard, Mrs. Angeline Lee, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 
Howard, Frank Leonard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1S95. 
Howard, James L., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Hulbert, George Huntington, Middletown, May 3, 1892. 
Hungerford, Clarence Catlin, Hartford, March 6, 1S94. 
Hunt, Albert Lovejoy, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1896. 
Huntington, Joseph S., Lyme, Feb. 7, 1854. 



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Hurlbut, George Sanford, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Jr., Hartford, May 7, 1888. 

Hyde, Hon. William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1892. 

James, Herbert L., Rockville, Nov. 1, 1892. 

Johnson, Mrs. Ellen Terry, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1844. 

*Judson, Curtis, Hartford, April 2, 1844. 

Kellogg, Edward W., M.D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July 1, 1890. 

Knight, William Ward, M.D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Lacey, Rowland Bradley, Bridgeport, July 2, 1889. 

Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1870. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Lewis, John B., M.D., Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

Lincoln, Charles L., Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Loomis, Archie Harvvood, Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Loomis, Hon. Dwight, Hartford, 1875. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Jr., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

McClellan, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Maltbie, Theodore M., Granby, July n, 1S93. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, M.D., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Markham, Ernest A., M.D., Durham, Dec. i; 1891. 

Martin, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1885. 

Mather, Roland, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1844. 

Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Middlebrook, Louis N., Bridgeport, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1SS6. 

Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Morris, Jonathan Flynt, Hartford, March 7, 1871. 

Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1S89. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D.D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 



♦Life Member in consideration of contribution to the building ot the 
Wadsworth Athenaeum. 



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Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Parsons, John Caldwell, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Perkins, J. Deming, Litchfield, April 1, 1890. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mary Dwight, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Perkins, Mary Elizabeth, Norwich, March 3, 1896. 

Perry, Alfred Tyler, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1891. 

Perry, Esther Clarinda, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Phillips, Daniel, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895. 

Piatt, Orville H., Meriden, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Pope, George, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Potts, William, Farmington, May 5, 1896. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D.D., Norwich, Nov. 1, 1887. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Prince, Frederick William, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, 188S. 

Richards, Ellis G., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1889. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July n, 1893. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wethersfield, June 5, 1883. 

Robbins, Edward W., Kensington, April 5, 1887. 

Roberts, George, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Roberts, He?iry, Hartford, May 5, 1891. 

Robinson, Hon. Henry C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Rowell, Harriet, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 

Royce, Philander C, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Russell, Gurdon Wadsworth, M.D., Hartford, April 30, 1840. 

Russell, Thomas W., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1889. 

Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1895. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Sanford, Col. George Bliss, U. S. A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Sanger, Hon. Marvin H., Canterbury, Oct. 1, 1SS9. 

Scott, Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Scott, Merrit Bradford, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Segur, Gideon Cross, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Seymour, Hon. Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1S91. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1891. 



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Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1884. 
Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 
*• Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

/Smead, Edward Billings, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 
Smith, Charles H., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 
Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Smith, G. Brainard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1895. 
/ Smith, George Williamson, D.D., LL.D., Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 
Smith, James Allwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 
Spencer, Mary, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 
Spencer, Richard Pratt, Deep River, May 5, 1896. 
Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 
Starkweather, Nathan, Hartford, May 29, 1888. 
Starr, Frank Famsworth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1882. 
Stearns, Rev. Charles Cummings, Hartford, May 29, 1888. 
Steams, Henry Putnam, M.D., Hartford, April 5, 1887. 
Stillman, Benjamin R., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 
Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 
Stoeckel, Mrs. Elle?i Bat tell, Norfolk, March 3, 1S96. 
Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Stone, Mrs. Mary C, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 
Storrs, Mary R., Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 
Storrs, Melanchthon, M.D., Hartford, May 8, 1883. 
Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Hartford, March 6, 1888. 
Swift, Rowland, Hartford, June 3, 1873. 
Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Hartford, May 7, 1895. 
Taintor, Henry Ellsworth, Hartford, May 1, 1S94. 
Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1891. . 
Taintor, Mrs. Jennie G., Hartford, May 1, 1S94. 
Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April 1/1S90. 
Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1S94. 
Tallman, James Hazleton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S89. 
Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1SS8. 
Teel, Rev. William H., Wethersrield, June 29, 1892. 
Terry, James, New Haven, May 19, 1S68. 
Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Thomas, William Applebie Eardeley, Hartford, May 5, 1S96. 



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Tracy, Emma Louise, New Haven, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Trumbull, James Hammond, LL.D., L.H.D., Hartford, Feb. 16, 1S47. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Turner, Elisha, Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 

Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1S89. 
Twitchell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 
Upham, Charles Leslie, Meriden, May 26, 1896. 
Upson, Lyman Allen, Thompsonville, July 11, 1893. 

Van Alsty?ie, Lawrence, Sharon, March 5, 1895. 
Walker, George Leon, S.T.D., Hartford, May 8, 1883. 
Walker, Williston, S.T.D., Hartford, Oct. 6, 1891. 

Warner, Charles Dudley, L.H.D., Hartford, Jan. 7, 1862. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Waterous, Mrs. Annie R., Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Waterous, Thomas C, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 
Webb, Rodolphus L., West Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 
Weeks, Egbert O., Hartford, March 5, 1895. 
Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1890. 
Welles, Ann Aurelia, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 

Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 

Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S84. 
Welles, Rev. Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1895. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 1SS7. 
Welles, Susan Maria, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 
Wells, Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1892. 

Wells, Edivard W., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1845. 
.Whaples, Meigs Hey wood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S89. 

Wheeler, Hon. Richard A., Stonington, June 3, 1873. 

Wheeler, William Ogden, Sharon, April 2, 1895. 

Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 1887. 

Williams, Rt. Rev. John, S.T.D., LL.D., Middletown, Oct. 2. 1849. 

Williams, James Baker, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April 1, 1890. 
Woods, Enoch S., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 
Woodward, Joseph G , Hartford, July 2, -1SS9. 
Woodward, P. H., Hartford, May 17, 1864. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov. 13, 1S8S. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1890. 



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Ibonorar? flDembers* 

Amarelli, V. de P. D., LL.D., Naples, Italy, Jan. i, 1850. 
Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July 1, 1890. 
Piatt, George, New York City, April 18, 1844. 
Richards, Samuel, Wilkesbarre, Pa., Oct. 2, 1840. 
Winsor, Justin, LL.D., Cambridge, Mass., July 2, 1889. 



Corresponbino flDembers, 

Alexander, Rev. Walter S., Racine, Wis., June 7, 1S71. 

Boltwood, Lucius M., New Haven, March 4, 1856. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 1886. 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine, Fla., June 2, 1874. 

Chamberlain, Mellen, LL.D., Boston, Mass., Oct. 7, 1851. 

De Peyster, Gen. John Watts, LL.D., Tivoli, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1863. 

Drowne, Henry Thayer, New York City, Jan. 3, 1888. 

Green, Hon. Samuel A., M.D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1880. 

Holden, Hon. Frederick Abbott, M.D., Washington, D. C, May 5, 1868. 

Isham, Charles, New York City, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York City, Jan. 4, 1887. 

Nolte, Frederick, Paris, France, Nov. 9, 1880. 

Olmsted, Henry M., Canton, China, June 1, 1847. 

Perry, William Stevens, D.D., S.T.D., LL.D., Geneva, N. Y., June 2, 

1874. 
Rockwell, Charles H., Chicago, 111., Dec. 5, 1848. 
Sheldon, Hon. George, Deerfield, Mass., July 2, 18S9. 
Stiles, Henry Reed, M.D., New York City, April 8. 1SS4. 
Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1S87. 
Winslow, William Copley, LL.D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1894. 



Xist of Donations* 



Donors 







Adams, Sherman W., 

Allen, B. R 

American Catholic Historical Society 
American Congregational Association 
American Humane Society, 
American Philosophical Society, 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. 
Andover Theological Seminary, 
Anonymous, 
Arnold, James N., 
Associated Charities of Boston, 

Badger, O. C 

Balch, Edwin S., 

Bates, Albert C, 

Batterson, H. G., 

Belden, Channing S., 

Belknap, Leverett, 

Belknap & Warfield, . 

Bellas, Henry H., 

Bissell, John, 

Boardman, William F. J., 

Boston Public Library, 

Boston Record Commissioners, 

Bouton, J. B 

Brainard, Lucy, . 

Brooklyn Library, 

Buffalo Historical Society 

Bulkeley, Mrs. Morgan G 

Carpenter, C. C, 

Chamberlain, Mellen, 

Cobden Club, 

Colgate University, . 

Collins, Holdridge O., 

Connecticut, State of, 

Connecticut, State of (through the 

Librarian), 
Conn. Academy of Arts and Sciences 
Connecticut Quarterly Co. , 



Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Boston, Mass., 
Chicago, 111., 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Boston, Mass., 
Andover, Mass., 

Providence, R. I., 
Boston, Mass., 
j Washington, D. C, 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
East Granby, Conn., 
I Philadelphia, Pa., r 

j Hartford, Conn., i | 

j Hartford, Conn., ! 3 
; Hartford, Conn., 5 

Philadelphia, Pa., 
i Pittsburg, Pa., 
Hartford, Conn., 
'Boston, Mass., 
Boston, Mass., 
Cambridge, Mass. 
i Hartford, Conn., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Buffalo, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Andover, Mass., 
Boston, Mass., 
London, Eng., 
Hamilton, N. Y., 
Los Angeles, Cal. 
Hartford, Conn., 

Hartford, Conn., ; S 
New Haven, Conn., ' 1 
Hartford, Conn., I 1 



12 



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Residences. 






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S 



Conn. Society, Sons of American Rev. 

Converse, Alfred W., 

Cooley, Samuel A., . 

Cothren, William, 

Crane. Albert, . 

Crane, Ellery B., 

Crondahl, Herman, . 

Cushing, Harry A., . 

Cutler, Ralph W., 

Daboll, L. E., . 

Davies, William G., . 

DePeyster, J. Watts, 

Dedham Historical Society, 

Densmore, L. W. , 

Diocese of Connecticut, 

Diocese of New Jersey, 

Elmer, ElishaS., 

Enoch Pratt Free Library, 

Essex Institute, . 

Exchange, . 

Fairfield County Historical Society, 

Field, Clara, ... 

Fitchburg Historical Society, 

Free Public Library, . 

Free Public Library, . 

Free Public Library, . 

Gates, Mrs. Elizabeth, 

Gay, Alice M., . 

Gay, Frank B., . 

Gay, Julius, 

Geer, sons of Elihu, deceased, 

Geological Survey of Canada, 

George, Elijah, . 

Goodwin, James J., . 

Gould, John M., 

Graves, Mrs. Catherine M., 

Graves, Miles W., 

Green, Charles R., 

Green, Samuel A., 

Hart, Samuel, 

Hartford Board of Trade, . 

Hartford Public Library, . 

Hartford Theological Seminary 

Harvard University, . 

Hassam, John T., . 

Hatch, F. S 

Haxtun, Mrs. Milton, 
Hayden, Horace Edwin, . 
Hills, J. Coolidge, 



Hartford, Conn., 
Windsor Locks, Ct, 
;Hartford, Conn., 
i Woodbury, Conn., 
•New York, N. Y., 
i Worcester, Mass., 
[Hartford, Conn., 
|New York, N. Y., 
i Hartford, Conn., 
New London, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 
New York, N. Y., 
Dedham, Mass., 
: Hillsborough, N. H.,; 
i Windsor, Conn., 

! Hartford, Conn., 
Baltimore, Md., 
iSalem, Mass., 

jBridgeport, Conn., | 
jStockbridge, Mass., 
| Fitchburg, Mass., 
New Bedford, Mass. 
[Newark, N. J., 
!San Francisco, Cal. , 
i Hartford, Conn., 
I Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
JFarmington, Conn., 
i Hartford, Conn., 
: Ottawa, Can., 
J Boston, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
i Portland, Me., 
| Portland, Conn., 
! Hartford, Conn., 
Lyndon, Kan., 
jBoston, Mass., 
; Hartford, Conn., 
:Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Cambridge, Mass., 
Boston, Mass., 
Monson, Mass., 
New York, N. Y., * 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 
I Hartford, Conn.. 



533 



286 

3 

18 



6o i 



13 | 2 



4 8 



DONOR; 



Residences. 



Historical and Philosophical Society 
of Ohio, . . . ... 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, . 

Historical Society of South. California, 

Hoadley, George E., . 

Hoadly, Charles J., . 

Holley, Mrs. Alexander H., 

Home, Samuel B., 

Indian Rights Association, 

Iowa Geological Survey, . 

Johnston, Henry P., . 

Jones, Edwin A., 

Kansas State Historical Society, 

Keyes, Charles R., . 

Kibbe, James A., 

Leland Stanford, Jr., University, 

Lewis, Benjamin F 

Long Island Historical Society, 

Loomis, Dwight, .... 

Louisiana Historical Society, 

Love, William DeLoss, 

Lyon, Irving \Y., . 

Maine Historical Society, . 

Markham, Ernest A., . . . 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 

Melville, Henry, .... 

Mercantile Library, . 

Michigan Pioneer and Historical So- 
ciety, 

Mills, Susan L. , 

Morgan, Forrest, .... 

Morgan, the late Junius S., 

Nat'l Civil Service Reform League, . 

Nebraska Historical Society, 

New England Historic Genealogical 
Society 

New England Society, 

New Eng. Society in City of Brook- 
lyn, 

New England Society of New York, 

Newberry Library, .... 

New Hampshire Historical Society, . 

New Hampshire State Library, 

New South Wales Govt. Board, 

N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical 
Society, . . . . 

New York Historical Society, . 

New York State Library, . 

Nova Scotia Historical Society, 



Cincinnati, Ohio, 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
San Francisco, Cal. 
J Hartford, Conn., 
jHartford, Conn., 
lLakeville, Conn., 
JHartford, Conn., 
'Philadelphia, Pa., 
jDes Moines, la., 
iNewYork, N. Y r ., 
JHartford, Conn., 
jTopeka, Kan., 
[Jefferson City, Mo. 
\ Warehouse Pt., Ct. 
! Palo Alto, Cal, 
Utica, N. Y r ., 
'Brooklyn, N. Y., 
jHartford, Conn., 
! New Orleans, La., 

• Hartford, Conn., 
! Hartford, Conn., 

Portland, Me., 
Durham, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
New Y 7 ork, N. \\. 
New York, N. Y., 

Lansing, Mich., 
Norfolk, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
London, Eng., 
|New Y'ork, N. \ r ., 
'Lincoln, Neb., 
i 
I Boston, Mass., 

• Orange, N. J., 

iBrooklvn, N. Y T ., 
i New York, N. Y r ., 
iChicago, 111., 
Concord, N. H., 
I Concord, N. H., 
| Sydney, N. S. W., 

lNewY T ork, N. Y.. 
New Y'ork. N. Y., 
Albany, N. Y., 
Halifax, N. S., 



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! x i 

I I 



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Donors. 


Residences. 




t/5 


3 
O 
O 

C 

a 






03 

M 




m 


£ 


"3 

.22 


Oberlin College 


Oberlin, Ohio, 


2 




Old Colony Historical Society, . 


Taunton, Mass., 


I 




Parker, Edwin P 


I Hartford, Conn., i .. 


I 




Patterson Library, Subscribers for, . 


'163 


42 




Pease, Lorin H., 


Thompsonville, Ct, ! .. 


I 




Perkins, Mary E., 


New London, Ct., 1 






Pitkin, Albert H., 


Hartford, Conn., 2 


I 




Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. 


i 






R. Company, 


Pittsburg, Pa., | .. 


I 




Potter, Louis, 


Hartford, Conn., 1 






Presbyterian Historical Society, 


Philadelphia, Pa., 




2 




Prince, Frederick W., 


Hartford, Conn , 


'i 






Providence Public Library, 


Providence, R. I., 




I 


" 


Public Library of Cincinnati, 


Cincinnati, Ohio, 




I 




Public Museum, ..... 


Milwaukee, Wis. , 


;: 


I 




Publishers of Good Government, 


New York, N. Y., 


2 






Purchased, . . . . 




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7 




Record Commissioners, 


Providence, R. I. , 


2 






Reeves, Henry A., .... 


Southold, N. Y., 


6 






Rockwell, Robert C 


Pittsfield, Mass., 




1 




Roper, John, 


Hartford, Conn., 






I 


Royal Society of Canada, . 


Ottawa, Can., 


"1 






Russell, Gurdon W., .... 


Hartford, Conn., 


1 


"1 




Ruth Wyllys Chapter, D.A.R., 


Hartford, Conn., 




9 




Salem Public Library, 


Salem, Mass.. 






, . 


St. Louis Public Library, . 


St. Louis, Mo., 




1 




Savage. James T., . 


Lowell, Mass., 


1 






Searight, James A., .... 


Union town, Pa., 


1 






Sharpe, William C, . 


Seymour, Conn., 


1 






Society of Colonial Wars of Illinois, 






1 




Starkweather, Nathan, 


Hartford, Conn., 


1 






Starr, Frank F 


Middletown, Conn., 


3 


16 




State Historical Society of Iowa, 


Iowa City. la., 


2 


4 




State Historical Soc'y of Wisconsin, 


Madison, Wis., 


2 






Stiles, Henry R., 


New York, N. Y., 


1 






Stillman, Henry A., .... 


Hartford, Conn., 


4 


3 




Stoeckel, Carl, 


Norfolk, Conn., 


9 


.. 




Stoeckel, Carl and Ellen, . 


Norfolk, Conn., 






1 


Stone, Frederick I)., . 


Philadelphia, Pa., 




"i ' 




Street, F. F 


East Hartford, Ct., 


1 






Swan. Robert T., Commissioner, . 1 


Boston, Mass., 




1 




Swords, Joseph F 


Hartford, Conn., 


14 


3 


1 


Syracuse Central Library, 


Syracuse. N. Y., 




1 




Talcott, Mary K., . 


Hartford, Conn., 




, . 


1 


Thill, A 


New Haven, Conn., ; 






1 


Thomas, William A. E, . 


East Hartford, Ct., ; 


1 


3 




Tioga Point Historical Society, . } 


Athens, Pa., 




1 




Trinity College 


Hartford, Conn.. 




2 




Trustees of John F. Slater Fund, . | 


Baltimore, Md., 




1 





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Donors. 



Tulane University, 

United States, .... 

University of Pennsylvania, 

University of State of New York, 

University of Vermont, 

Walker, Edwin S., 

Walker, George Leon, 

Webb, William Seward, 

Welles, Edwin S., 

Whitaker, Epber, 

Wisconsin Historical Society, . 

Woman's Medical College of Pa., 

Woodward, P. H., . 

Worcester Society of Antiquity, 

Yale University, . 

Yearly Meeting of Friends, 

Yonkers Historical and Libr'y Asso., 

Zeballos, E. S 



Residences. 



New Orleans, La., 
Washington, D. C. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
I Albany, N. Y., 
i Burlington, Vt., 
jChicago, 111., 
i Hartford, Conn., 
|New York.N. Y., 
[Newington, Conn., 
ISouthoid, N. Y., 
j Madison, Wis., 
| Philadelphia, Pa., 
I Hartford, Conn., 
: Worcester, Mass., 
[New Haven, Conn. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Yonkers, N. Y., 
i Washington, D. C. 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



?Uk Connecticut J^teioxitat J§oc(e^> 



May, 1897. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



£$e Connecticut fEjiBtotitat §kotitfy 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 

MEETING, MAY 25, 1897; 

ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 

AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



HARTFORD 
PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

1897 




p.2712. 



Officers of the Society 

(Eiectcb ITiaij 25, \8<)7. 



President. 
* CHARLES J. HOADLY, - - - - - - - Hartford. 

Vice-Presidents. 
SAMUEL HART, -----.---- Hartford. 

JAMES J. GOODWIN, --------- Hartford. 

JAMES TERRY, -------- New Haven. 

RICHARD A. WHEELER, Stomngton. 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR. Bridgeport. 

THEODORE S. GOLD, Cornwall. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, - Middletown. 

ELLEN D. LARNED, - - - - - - - Thompson. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 
W. DeLOSS LOYE, Hartford. 

Treasurer. 
JONATHAN F. MORRIS, - Hartford. 

Librarian. 
ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Auditor. 
ROWLAND SWIFT, Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

JOHN C. PARSONS, - Hartford. 

JULIUS GAY, - Farmington. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

HORACE E. MATHER, - - ,- • - - - . Hartford. 

MARY K. TALCOTT, - . -I . ^> . . . . Hartford. 

JANE T. SMITH, Hartford. 

Library Committee. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, Hartford. 

SAMUEL HART, Hartford. 

SHERMAN W. ADAMS. - • Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 
FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, - Middletown. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

LEYERETT BELKNAP, Hartford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

P. H. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

CHARLES B. WHITING, Hartford. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, .... Middletown. 



Kcsolpe incorporating 

Cbe (Connecticut historical Society. 

passtb Ittau,, ^825. 

Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Brownell, 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, Thomas 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Plubbard, Isaac Toucey, Nathaniel S. 
Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. Williams, Martin 
Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley, Thomas II. Gallaudet, Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W. Doane, Samuel B. Woodward, 
S. II. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, James Gould, Samuel A. Foot, Nathan 
Johnson, Hawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall, and their associ- 
ates and successors, be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared to 
be, forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut 
Historical Society, and by that name, they, their associates and successors shall 
and may have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey 
any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars; 
and may have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure; may establish 
rules relative to the admission of future members; may ordain, establish, and 
put in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrary to the provisions of 
this charter, or the laws of this State, as shall be deemed necessary for the 
government of said corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges of the 
Superior Court, shall be ex officio members of the Society. 

Said corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President, Vice- 
President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other .officers as may be designated from time to time by the by-laws of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society, shall be holden at the State House in Hart- 
ford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John Trumbull, 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject to be 
revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the General Assembly. 



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I. MEMBERS. 



1. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding and Honorary 
Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connecticut; and 
no others shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out of the 
State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important public 
service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry, or liter- 
ature generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or resident 
member, until at least one month after his nomination by the Committee on 
Membership; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, at a regular meet- 
ing, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding members 
shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident members, stating 
the reason for such nomination, and the qualifications of the persons proposed 
for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, and there 
shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding officer shall 
declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, if the recom- 
mendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be admitted bv the votes 
of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and two dollars 
every- subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if thev reside 
without, the limits of the town of Hartford; or, in lieu thereof, anv person 
entitled to be a member may constitute himself a life member by paving at one 
time the sum of twenty-five dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to signify his 
acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice thereof, and 
to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of becoming a member. 
The payment of the annual assessment shall hereafter constitute a condition of 
continued membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the same for the 
period of six months after the annual meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 
withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one month after the 
adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to every resident member. 



to be signed and returned to the Secretary; and members who shall subscribe 
the same shall thereafter be considered as accepting the provision respecting 
the annual assessment and the conditions of membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

1. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting by ballot, 
and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be chosen, shall be — 
a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a Recording Secretary, a 
Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Committee on Membership, to consist 
of seven members; Committees on the Library, and on Publication, each to 
consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees shall 
constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomination of the 
Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing Committee; 
shall preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing Committee; call, by 
himself or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, and deliver or provide for an 
address at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the files, records, and seal 
of the Society; shall give notice to new members of their election, and furnish 
them certificates of membership; keep an accurate journal of the transactions 
of the Society and Standing Committee; and, when directed by the proper 
officer, call meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in behalf 
of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of 
the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; and shall also receive 
all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to the 
Society; shall pay to the order of the chairman of the Standing Committee such 
sums as may be required for the ordinary expenses of the Society and such as the 
Society may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and faithful account 
of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property and debts oi the 
Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render a particular statement, to be 
examined and audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such annual 
meeting for that purpose. 

6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other articles 
deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, before every annual meeting 
of the Society, make a full report to the Library Committee of his doings as 
Librarian during the past year, and of the condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propositions 
for the admission of members. Xo nominations for membership shall be 
considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular meeting of the 
Society. 



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8. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meeting, make 
a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited in the rooms of 
the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing Committee, including in 
such report the annual report of the Librarian. They may make purchases for 
the Library, under the direction of the Society, within the income of the Library 
fund, or to such an amount as may be appropriated by a vote of the Society for 
such purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 
Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 
library of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, 
fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of the Society, and 
make an annual report to the Society. Any three members of this Committee 
may constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a notice for a 
meeting of the Society shall be deemed a notice for the meeting of this 
Committee. 

III. .MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such time and 
place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each 
month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his absence, by 
the Recording Secretary, on the application of three members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in one or 
more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified, seven mem- 
bers shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, other than the 
admission of new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 

IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 
J.. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in a book 
kept for that purpose. 

2. No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have 
a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may 
at any time be taken by the depositor in person, or delivered on his written 
order. But every deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or withdrawn, shall, 
after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and become the 
property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 
ditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 

V. LIBRARY. 

I. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belonging 
to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate charge of the 
Librarian, acting under the direction of the Library Committee. 



2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 
time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Library Committee: 
and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the room, without a special vote 
of the Society, except by the Committee on Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. Thomas Day, 
the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and subscriptions 
which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund — the income 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Publication Committee, 
towards the expense of such publications as may be ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, held 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



Ctnnual Ctbbress, 



MEMBERSHIP. 

Our present membership is 353, comprising 326 resident 
members, of whom 55 are life members, 5 honorary 
members and 22 corresponding members. During the year 13 
resident and 3 corresponding members have been elected. One 
previously elected member has become a life member. Eight 
members, including one life member, have deceased. 

DECEASED MEMBERS. 

Roland Mather, admitted November 5, 1844, was born at 
Westfield, Mass., May 31, 1809, and died at his residence in 
Hartford, May 10, 1897. He was descended from Rev. Richard 
Mather, from whom were also descended the famous divines, 
Increase and Cotton Mather. In 1828 Mr. Mather came to 
Hartford, and from that time until 185 1, when he retired from 
active business, he was engaged in a large and successful 
wholesale dry goods and commission business; for the greater 
part of the time under the firm name of Howe, Mather & Co., 
and for a lesser time in association with the late Junius S. 
Morgan, as Mather, Morgan & Co. Mr. Mather showed great 
ability in the management of trust funds and was a director in 
many of Hartford's leading corporations, serving on the boards 
of the ^Etna Insurance Company and Hartford Bank for more 
than forty years. He was a man of much wealth, which he 
distributed with a liberal hand, but in a very quiet and modest 
manner. His benefactions were chiefly to educational institu- 
tions, and it is estimated that he has distributed in this way 
more than a half million dollars. 

Joseph Hale, A. M., Brown i860, Trinity 1875, admitted 
May 8, 1877, died suddenly at Hartford, June 10, 1896. He 
was born at Ashfield, Mass., June 1, 1828. After studying at 
the Shelburne Falls Academy he entered Williams College in 
the class of 1S55, but poor health prevented his finishing the 



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course and caused him to spend three years in the south. On 
his return north he commenced in 1857 his life career as a 
teacher, teaching first for a year and a half in the Shelburne 
Falls Academy, then for five years at the Connecticut Literary 
Institution in Suftield. In 1863 he came to Hartford as vice- 
principal of the High School, and became principal in 1874, 
filling that position for almost twenty years, until he retired as 
principal emeritus in 1893. Over one thousand graduates of 
the High School have received their diplomas from him. He 
was widely known as an educator and his work as such in this 
city and vicinity has been of incalculable value. He was 
appointed State Chemist in 1872 and re- appointed for many 
years thereafter, and served on a number of city boards and 
commissions. 

Charles R. Chapman, admitted December 1, 1885, born in 
New Haven in 1827, but from his infancy a resident of Hart- 
ford, died here January 25, 1897. He graduated from Trinity 
College in 1S47, was admitted to the bar in 1850 and con- 
tinued the practice of law until 1885. From 1885 to 1889 he 
was postmaster of Hartford; was mayor of the city from 1866 
to 1872, and represented Hartford in the House in 1856 and 
1872, and was a member of the Senate in 1857. 

Bennett Rowland Allen, admitted October 9, 188S, died 
in Hartford, October 11, 1896. He was born in Enfield in 
1838. After attending the New Britain Normal School, he 
taught for a time in the Ellington Boarding School. Remov- 
ing to Windsor Locks in 1861, he became manager of the 
Medlicott Mills, manufacturing goods for soldiers' use, and 
later, one of the firm of C. H. Dexter & Sons, paper manufac- 
turers. In 1868 he removed to Hartford, entering the insur- 
ance business and becoming local manager of the Hartford 
Fire, and several out-of-town companies. Recently Mr. 
Allen's chief interest had been in developing the Sponsel rapid 
firing gun, acting as secretary of the Sponsel Company. He 
was an active member of this society, serving for a number of 
years as chairman of the field day committee. 

Hezekiah Sidney Hayden, admitted May 7, 1889, died 
at Windsor, June 7, 1896, aged 80. At the age of 16 
Mr. Hayden entered a country store and three years later, 



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removed from Windsor to Charleston, S. C, and went into 
business there with his brother, dealing in jewelry and military 
goods. In 1843 he succeeded his brother and continued in the 
business there for fifteen years. Returning to Windsor in 
1858 he has since been prominent in the town and has held 
many positions of trust and responsibility. He was town 
treasurer for fifteen years and judge of probate for twenty- 
seven years; twice represented his town in the legislature and 
was senator in 1S66. As manager for many years of the 
Loomis estate he had done much to develop the town of 
Windsor. 

Rowland Bradley Eacey, admitted July 2, 1889, and 
elected vice-president in May, 1891, died in Bridgeport, March 
31, 1897. He was born April 6, 1818, the only son of Jesse and 
Edna (Muuson) Eacey, of Easton. After attending the Easton 
Academy, he began teaching school before he was sixteen 
years of age, teaching in Easton and Redding. At the age of 
eighteen he removed to Bridgeport, where he held the position 
of assistant postmaster for four years. Beginning in 1839, he 
acted for five years as agent in Bridgeport, for the Housatonic 
Railroad. Resigning from that position, he entered the em- 
ploy of Harral & Calhoun, saddle makers, and when the firm 
went out of business, during the war, was a partner in the 
firm. He took an, active interest in his city's politics and had 
held many important city offices, and served on many commit- 
tees and commissions. He was for many years a member of 
the First Congregational Church, of which he had been a 
deacon since 1850. Mr. Lacey had written many articles on 
the history of Bridgeport. He had been president of the Fair- 
field County Historical Society since its formation in 1880; and 
one of the board of managers of the Connecticut Society of 
Sons of the American Revolution since its formation in 1889. 

James Aixwood Smith, admitted October 7, 1890, was born 
in Glastonbury in 1838, and died at his home in this city, Jan- 
uary 3, 1897. In 1 85 1 he came to Hartford and graduated 
from the High School four years later. Soon after graduation 
he became a clerk in the office of William Hawes, a grain 
dealer, and in i860 was admitted to the firm. In 1866, after 
the dissolution of his former partnership, Mr. Smith associated 



in the grain business with Charles H. Xortham and Charles 
A. Robinson. In 1S82, after the death of Mr. Robinson, Mr. 
Smith became the head of the firm, the firm name becoming 
Smith, Northam & Company. They have successfully carried 
on an extensive wholesale flour, grain, and feed business, and 
have become one of the best known firms in New England. 
Mr. Smith was a prominent supporter of the Young Men's 
Christian Association and a director in several insurance com- 
panies and banks. 

James F. Dudley, admitted January 6, 1891, died suddenly 
in New Orleans, March 19, 1S97, at the a o e °f 5 6 years. Mr. 
Dudley was born in Hampton, Me., and after graduation at 
Bowdoin College in 1S65 he taught school for two years in 
Maine. In 1867 he engaged in fire insurance business, first in 
Massachusetts and later in Pennsylvania, and for about ten 
years, ending in 1.SS5, he was special agent of the .'Etna Insur- 
ance Co. of this city. In 18S8 he became assistant secretary 
of the JEtna, rising in 1S92 to secretary, and the next year to 
vice-president. He was a director in several Hartford banks 
and was a member of the board of park commissioners. 

Nelson Hollister, admitted May i, 1894, born in Ando- 
ver in 1810, died at his home in Hartford, March 2, 1897. For 
many years he was engaged in the paper stock and rag busi- 
ness in Hartford, from which he retired in 1867. He was a 
director in a number of banks and insurance companies, presi- 
dent of the Cedar Hill Cemetery Association, and a member of 
the Veteran Corps of the Governor's Foot Guards, in which 
company he took an active interest. He was an original mem- 
ber and a deacon of the Pearl Street Congregational Church. 

Mrs. Ellen Terry Johnson, admitted October 2, 1894, 
the wdfe of Professor Charles F. Johnson of Hartford, died 
December 25, 1S96. She was a daughter of Dr. Charles Terry 
of Cleveland, Ohio, and granddaughter of Nathaniel Terry of 
this city. 

"During the late war the deceased was a leading repre- 
sentative of the U. S. Sanitary Commission, being treasurer of 
the Western Reserve branch of the organization, with head- 
quarters at Cleveland. Supplies exceeding Si. 000, 000 in value 
were distributed under her supervision. Her services for the 



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Union soldiers, given unsparingly and without remuneration, 
are commemorated in the bronze tablet on the Cleveland 
Soldiers' Monument, where she forms one of a life-size group 
of nine noble women." 

Mrs. Johnson was secretary of the Connecticut Society of 
Colonial Dames and a member of the Ruth Wyllya Chapter, 
D. A. R. 

PAPERS READ BEFORE THE SOCIETY. 

The following papers, written by our members, have been 
read at our regular monthly meetings during the year: 

At the October meeting, 1S96, by Rev. George H. Clark, on 
Social Life on our Southern Coast as it was before the Late War. 
A pleasing picture of southern home life and hospitality. 

The paper at the next meeting was by Jonathan Trumbull, 
on The First Commissary-General of the Continental Army. A 
sketch of the life and labors of Joseph Trumbull. 

A charmingly written paper on Eli hit Burritt was read by 
Miss Ellen Strong Bartlett at the December meeting. 

In January, Judge William Hamersley read on The Evolution 
of the Judiciary of Connecticut. It was a learned historical study. 

At the next meeting Some Revolutionary Letters of Captain 
Roger Welles of Nezvington were read by his great-grandson, 
Edwin Stanley Welles. They illustrated the life of a colonial 
officer during the Revolution. 

At the March meeting a paper written by the late Mrs. 
Ellen Terry Johnson, on The Llouse of Hope of the First Con- 
necticut Settlers, was read by Mr. P. H. Woodward. It de- 
scribed the early Dutch settlement of Hartford. 

On April 6, Mrs. Emily Chauncey Curtis read an interesting 
paper on The Life and Services of Colonel John Ely of Say brook 
in the War of the Revolution. 

The May paper was by Judge Sherman W. Adams on 
The Lost Islands of Old Wethcrsjicld. A historical descrip- 
tion of three Connecticut river islands which have long since 
disappeared. 



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FIELD DAY. 

The field day was held June 17, when the Society accepted 
the invitation of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution to be present at the exercises at the 



unveiling of a commemorative tablet in the old Trumbull 
War Office at Lebanon. All who attended reported an enjoy- 
able time. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

A small number of copies of a " Proclamation for Reforma- 
tion, etc.," passed by the General Assembly, June 18, 1776, 
and sometimes referred to as Connecticut's Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, have been printed with all erasures and interlinea- 
tions from the original document, which is in our collection of 
Governor Jonathan Trumbull manuscripts. 

The annual report for 1896, a pamphlet of fifty pages, con- 
tains the usual information relative to the Society and its work 
for the year. 

Volume V. of our Collections, an advance copy of which 
was laid before the Society at its last annual meeting, has been 
bound and distributed to our exchanges. The historical im- 
portance of this second and final volume of the correspondence 
of Governor Joseph Talcott has been clearly presented in an 
able review by one of our corresponding members in the 
Courant of November 19, 1896. 

In my last address it was noted that copy was in preparation 
for another volume of Collections to contain the early town 
votes of Hartford down to 17 16. This important volume is 
now all in type except the index, and will be ready for issue 
in a few weeks. 

On January 25, 1897, a celebration almost national in its 
scope was given to our honored ex-president, Dr. Henry 
Barnard, in the Hall of the House of Representatives on the 
occasion of his eighty-sixth birthday. Dr. Barnard is our 
oldest member both in years and in membership. He was 
active in the re-organization of the Society in 1839, and became 
a member at that time, and was its president from 1854 to 
i860. Dr. Barnard's life-long work in the field of education 
was fittingly celebrated in this gathering of prominent educa- 
tors from all parts of the country who hail him as the founder 
of the present system of common school education in the 
United States. 

By invitation of the Hartford librarians the annual meetings 
of the Connecticut and New England Library Associations 



were held in this building on February 3; the general meeting 
being held and the papers presented in our rooms. About 175 
librarians and interested friends were in attendance. The 
papers read were of interest and value; and the opportunity 
given to appreciative persons from other places to inspect our 
library and miscellaneous collections cannot but be of benefit 
to us. 

Within a few weeks the Bishop of London has delivered to 
United States Ambassador Thomas F. Bayard, to be by him 
delivered to the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, the original manuscript of William Bradford's history of 
the Plymouth Colony, sometimes, though incorrectly, known 
as the log-book of the Mayflower. This document, a founda- 
tion of New England history, formed long ago a part of the 
New England library which was deposited by Rev. Thomas 
Prince in the steeple room of the Old South Church in Boston. 
More than, a hundred years ago it disappeared from that col- 
lection and was found in 1855 i n * ne library of Fulham Palace 
near London, Rev. John S. Barry thinking he recognized 
some citations from it in Bishop S. Wilberforce's (Oxford) 
History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America. 

Robert C. Winthrop, Jr., of Boston, has recently made a 
very important and valuable donation to Yale College. It 
consists of sixty-six manuscript letters and documents relating 
to early New England history. Many of them are previous to 
1650. Among them are autograph documents of Governors 
Haynes, Hopkins, Leete, Saltonstall, Winthrop. Talcott, and 
Treat, of John Davenport, Theophilus Eaton, Lion Gardiner, 
George Fenwick, Captain John Mason, Captain William 
Whiting, Sir Edmond Andros, Roger Williams, and Cotton 
Mather. 

During the week of May 24-31, 1S96, the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Danbury, celebrated its bi-centenuial anniver- 
sary. The proceedings have been published in book form. 
The First Church of Old Saybrook celebrated its 250th anni- 
versary on July 1, 1S96. The proceedings and addresses on 
the occasion have been published. 

A recent circular announces that arrangements have been 
perfected for printing the early records of the Town of Fair- 
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The Connecticut Quarterly, now in its third year, continues 
to cover in a very entertaining manner, a portion of the exten- 
sive field of Connecticut history. 

The much needed work of widening Gold Street and thus im- 
proving the present condition of the historic old Centre Church 
burying ground in this city has been energetically taken up by 
the Ruth Wyllys Chapter of Daughters of the American Rev- 
olution. The project seems now in a fair way to be carried 
through. 

The reports of the Treasurer and the Librarian, which will 
be laid before you, will furnish you with various details as to 
the condition of the Society. 

Charles J. Hoadlv, 

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Mr. President and Members of the Society: 

Beginning on August 17, 1 896, when the library was 
reopened after the summer vacation, the number of 
readers has been carefully noted. No person has been counted 
more than once in a day, and no account is made of persons 
coming in and asking questions, or who, in passing through 
the library, look into a book as a matter of curiosity. But of 
actual readers during the last 236 days we have had 4,030, the 
daily average for the month varying from 10 in August to 23 
in February. In 1894 the number of readers during January, 
February and March was a little less than 1050, while for the 
same months in 1897 the number was 1 571, an increase of one- 
half in three years. 

A matter which deserves the Society's attention is the 
enormous amount of wear to which our books are now being 
subjected. Xot a few of them are rapidly becoming worn 
beyond repair, while many are becoming loose in the covers or 
the covers are getting badly broken; others are becoming dirty 
and grimy from handling and the edges of the leaves much 
worn and frayed, with an occasional leaf or signature loosened. 
A large amount of re-binding and some purchasing to replace 
worn out books must soon be done. 

It is surprising to note the carelessness, or worse, which 
many readers exhibit in handling and using our books; and it 
may be doubted if they wouM use their own books in the same 
manner. Probably a majority of our readers are not members 
of, and have no other interest in the Society than that of 
obtaining all they can from our books; so that, in effect, we 
are maintaining a free library for the benefit of the public, and 
the public is rapidly wearing out our books. Were it not 
for the aid granted us by the State we should be unable to 
serve the public as we are now doing. 



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A large number of our duplicate books and pamphlets were 
sold at auction by C. F. Libbie & Co.. of Boston, on May 20 
and 21, 1896. Xo report from the sale had been received when 
our last annual meeting was held, the week following the sale. 
The net return from the sale was Si, 379. 86. Of this sum 
$906.53, the proceeds from the sale of Patterson Library 
duplicates, was credited to the Patterson Library account and 
indorsed on the Society's note. This leaves a balance due on 
this account (May 1, 1897) of S1S4.79, which is about the esti- 
mated value of Patterson duplicates still remaining unsold in 
the Society's hands. About one hundred books and pamphlets 
which were retained when the Patterson duplicates were being 
boxed for the sale, have been placed on our shelves. The 
balance from the sale, S473.33, was, by a vote passed October 
6, appropriated to the library committee to be expended in the 
purchase of books for the library. 

Among the more important purchases of the year are gene- 
alogies of the following families: Avery, Bartlett, Carpenter, 
Chatfield, Choate, Clapp, Cogswell, Collin, Davis, Dodge, 
Felton, Gould, Greene, Hale, Howland, Hull, Huntoon, John- 
son, Learned, Leonard, Maltby-Morehouse, Martin, Xorris. 
Orton, Pitts, Rollo, Swift, Thompson, White; also histories of 
the following places: Antrim, Boscawen and Webster, Chester, 
Exeter, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Hancock, Rochester, Salisbury 
and Swansey, X. H.; Pittsford, Vt.; Ashburnham, Bedford, 
Connecticut Valley, Deerfield, Hawley, Holden, Lowell, Lunen- 
burg, Medway, Methuen, Milton, Murray field, Xorth Middle- 
borough, Rehoboth, Rutland and Weston, Mass.; Danbury, 
Hartford County, Montville, Xorth Haven, Seymour, Tolland 
Count}' and Waterbury, Conn.; Southampton, X. Y. ; Salem, 
N. J.; and Detroit, Mich. Other purchases include Bodge's 
King Philip's War, English's Conquest of the Xorthwest. 
Perry's History of the Church in Pennsylvania, Stone's Our 
French Allies, Kings County Genealogical Club publications, 
Bunker's Long Island Genealogies, Barber's Xew York His- 
torical Collections, Baxter's Xew France in Xew England. 

Through a vote passed at the last annual meeting author- 
izing a previously appointed committee of this Society "to 
arrange with the owners or custodians of collections for the 
storage and exhibition of the same" in this Societv's rooms. 



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an arrangement has been ma^le with the Hartford Scientific 

Society by which that society has placed in the east end of 

our lower room the ornithological collection which it has 

recently acquired from the heirs of the late Dr. William Wood 

of South Windsor. Cases have been built and the collection has 

been unpacked and placed in the cases, and is now being 

arranged and catalogued for exhibition. It is hoped that this 

will prove to be a first step towards the establishment of a 

museum worthy of the city. 

The following letter, written more than half a century ago by 

the Society's then president, is not without interest to-day: — 

Hartford, Dec. 16th, 1S40. 
Dear Sir: 

Your very acceptable and interesting letter of the 14th inst. has been 
received. The Historical Society will place a high value on the documents you 
propose to communicate. We have lately received from the administrator of 
the late YYm. T. Williams of Lebanon three large trunks filled with original 
letters and other documents that belonged to the first Gov. Trumbull and his 
son-in-law, Col. Wm. Williams. Among them are letters to and from Gov. 
Saltonstall, Gov. Talcott, Gov. Law, Gov. Roger Wolcott, the first Gov. 
Trumbull and others. We now feel that we have got something that those who 
come after us will think worth taking care of. I hope myself to live to see a 
suitable fire-proof building erected to receive and preserve them. Indeed, I 
have full confidence that it will be done shortly. 

********** 

Accept my thanks in behalf of the C. H. S., my grateful acknowledgments 
of your past kindness to myself, and the assurance of my entire respect and 
sincere friendship. Thomas Day. 

Gov. Smith. 

During the year the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames 
of America has deposited with us a number of important 
genealogical works which that society has recently purchased, 
and which were not previously on our shelves. This deposit 
is a very pleasing recognition of. and return for, the privilege 
accorded to all in the free use of this Society's library. The 
books deposited are: — 

Browning's Americans of Royal Descent, 4th edition, 1S97, 2 vols. 

Ladd's Ladd Family. 1S90. 

Ely's Descendants of Nathaniel Ely. 1SS5. 

Tierce's Whitney Genealogy, 1S95. 

Kulp's Families of the Wyoming Valley, 1SS5-S9, 3 vols. 

The accessions during the year, exclusive of the manuscripts, 
have been by donation 611 volumes, 518 pamphlets, and 41 



miscellaneous; by exchange 3 volumes and 12 pamphlets; by 
purchase 105 volumes, and 108 pamphlets: a total of 719 vol- 
umes, 638 pamphlets and 41 miscellaneous, or 1,398 pieces in 
all besides manuscripts. This shows a considerable decrease 
in donations as compared with last year. During the year 39 
members, about one-ninth of our total membership, presented 
something to the Society. 

The following manuscripts have been presented during the 
year and are in addition to the totals of donations previously 
read: — 

Sherman W. Adams, Hartford. 

Eight old account books kept in Windsor and Hartford. 

Letter book of Henry A. Seymour and H. A. Seymour & Co. (Hartford), 
1792-1S31. 

Account book of wharfage at Hartford, kept by Major Henry Seymour, 
1805-1S27. 

Joab Griswold's book of geometrical problems, with notes on various 
Windsor and Simsbury surveys and lines. 

List of polls and taxable estate in East Hartford, October 1, 1823. 

The same for north district, first society in East Hartford, 1795. 
Frank D. Andrews, Fine/and, N.J. 

Plots of surveys by the late Nathaniel Goodwin. 

Receipts given to Elisha Babcock. 
William F. J. Boardman, Hartford. 

Autograph copy, by the author, of " John Brown's Body." 
Lucius W. Burt, Hartford. 

Deed of slip No. 36, in First Church, Hartford, 1809. 
Jabez H. Hay den, Windsor Locks. 

Copy of Matthew Grant's old church record. 
Kate L. Hayden, Hartford. 

Poem by Mary Ann (Hanmer) Dodd. 
Clarence C. Hungerford, Llartford. 

Account book of Joseph Cook, of Harwinton, 1771-1795. 

Account book of Stephen Butler, of Harwinton, 1769-17S3. 
Sedgwick family, Sharon. 

Memorandum book containing Connecticut Superior Court Docket, 1S15- 
1828. 
Helen E. Smith, New York City. 

Correspondence of Governor John Cotton Smith, about 1,750 letters. 
Alice St i lima n, Hartford. 

Copy of the roll of Edward Bulkeley's company in the Revolution, March, 
1782. 
Mrs. Jane T. Smith, Hartford. 

Letters, accounts, etc., of the overseers of the Niantic Indians. 



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A volume of manuscript and print obtained by exchange is 
of considerable interest. The volume was formed by roughly 
sewing the material into a rude parchment cover. It contains 
in manuscript "the spiritual travels of Nathan Cole" of Ken- 
sington, who " was born Feb. 15th, 171 1 and born again octo 
1741," which gives a spirited account of Whitefield's preaching 
in Connecticut, and other religious writings and poetry (?). 
There is also given a copy of the membership roll from 1747, 
to October, 1777, containing 117 names, of a church which 
"began to covenant together" at Wethersfield in January, 
1747. This church, originally formed as a "Separatist" 
church, is now the Second Congregational Church of Middle- 
town and all of its records previous to 1780 are lost. The 
printed matter in the volume includes Rev. Samuel Wakeman's 
Connecticut election sermon of 1685 (slightly imperfect); 
Israel Holly's sermon at Suffield in 1773, after the news of the 
destruction of "a large quantity of tea" at Boston; Jacob 
Johnson's Zion's Memorial, 1765, which appears to be of much 
rarity; Extracts from votes of American Congress, New Lon- 
don, 1774; Considerations with respect to the British Colonies 
in North America, Hartford, 1774; A congratulatory letter 
from a gentleman in the West to his friend in the East, New 
Haven, 1755. 

Nathan Whiting, whose portrait hangs on our walls, was 
born in 1724, the son of Rev. Samuel Whiting, of Windham, 
graduated at Yale College in 1743, and settled in New Haven 
as a merchant. In February, 1745; he was appointed " ensign 
of a company in the regiment of foot to be raised and sent 
from this government against his Majesty's enemies of Cape 
Breton," and was commissioned as such March 16. On Decem- 
ber 9, while in garrison at Louisbourg, he was made a lieuten- 
ant in Colonel Pepperel's regiment of the British army. In 
1755 he was appointed lieutenant colonel in the 2d Connecticut 
regiment, and later, a colonel. He died at New Haven in 
1 77 1. In March, 1745, Jeremiah Miller, Jr., of New London, 
was appointed commissary for the Cape Breton or Louisbourg 
expedition, and in the following August the General Assembly 
desired him " to continue in his office of commissary there." 
But a little later, possibly in the latter part of September, Mr. 
Miller gave to Nathan Whiting " a power of attorney to act as 



commissary of the stores and muster rols," as is shown by a 
manuscript which has recently come to light among our French 
War papers. This manuscript, a small book of fifteen leaves 
indorsed Commissary's Book, contains " A List of The Officers 
& Men In the Connecticutt Regiment When Mr. Milter Left 
The Care of the Stores with me" (Whiting). The pages 
have the following headings: "Men's Names, Dismissed, 
Dead, Deserted, Advanced, Exchanged;" and show to whose 
company each man belonged. The list contains about 470 
names, and forms practically a complete semi-official roll of the 
Connecticut land force at the siege of Louisbourg. The pres: 
ent general interest in the prerevolutionary American wars 
makes its discovery at this time an important incident. 

During the year two boxes of books and pamphlets have 
been sent to Boston for binding. The results, in style, finish, 
apparent durability, and price, appear to justify the experi- 
ment. 

Miss Helen E. Smith of New York City has presented us 
with the correspondence and papers of her grandfather, John 
Cotton Smith, Governor of Connecticut from 18 13 to 18 17, and 
for some years an honorary member of this Society. This 
correspondence consists of about 1,750 letters to, and drafts of 
letters by, Governor Smith covering the whole period of his 
active life. It is especially full during the period of his gov- 
ernorship, which covered the time of the War of 18 12. The 
official correspondence of the State's executive at that time 
cannot but be of interest; in fact, it is almost the history of 
the State's part in the war. Many letters relate to the militia 
and their doings, describe their uniforms, the changes or 
advancements of their officers, the number of cannon in the 
State, with their size and where located, and the measures 
taken for the protection of the coast towns. There are numer- 
ous petitions from the coast towns explaining their exposed 
situation and asking for still further protection against antici- 
pated raids by British men-of-war. The raid up the Connecticut 
river to Essex and the burning of shipping there to the esti- 
mated value of Si 20,000 is described. The petition of one town 
asks for the calling of a convention of delegates from the New 
England States to discuss measures of relief from the present 
course of the general government — possibly the germ of the 



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famous Hartford convention. A large number of miscellaneous 
business papers also accompany the letters. Altogether it is a 
most valuable correspondence and a great historical addition to 
our manuscript collection. 

The Sedgwick family of Sharon has presented us with 
almost a hundred volumes from the library of the late General 
Charles F. Sedgwick. They consist of an interesting selection 
of general and local American history, genealogy, biography, 
newspapers and miscellaneous works. 

So many inquiries are made about the early probate districts 
of this State, and their various divisions and sub-divisions into 
new districts, that it has seemed suitable to append to this 
report a list of the present districts, with a list of the various 
districts in which each town has been included since its incor- 
poration, and the dates of transfers of towns from one district 
to another. 

Respectfully, 

Albert C. Bates, 

Librarian. 



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FUNDS CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 
General Fund. 

Market 

Par Value. Standing at Value. 

5 shares Hartford National Bank, - - $500 00 138 $690 00 

15 " Phoenix National Bank, - 1,500 00 120 i,Soo 00 
10 " American Ex. Nat. Bank, N. Y., - 1,000 00 173 1,730 00 
10 " Continental National Bank, N. V., 1,000 00 130 1,300 00 

16 4k City Bank, Hartford, - - - 1,600 00 102 1,632 00 
10 " Titts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co., 1,000 00 162 1,620 00 

1 Debenture Bond Iowa Loan & Trust Co., 1,000 00 — 1,000 00 

1 Mortgage Loan, Daniel W. Baker, - - 450 00 — 450 00 

Deposit with Society for Savings, - - 1,502 18 — 1,502 18 

" " Charter Oak Nat. Bank, - 1,533 34 — *,533 34 

1 Bond Syracuse Coal & Salt Co.," $1,000, - — • — — 



$11,085 52 $13,257 52 

Publication Fund. 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., par $50, - $1,000 00 80^2 $1,610 00 

Deposit with Society for Savings, - - 2,77s 32 — 2,778 32 

2 Bonds Syracuse Coal & Salt Co., $1,000, - — — — 



$3,778 32 — $4,388 32 

Deduct overdraft, - 683 34 — 683 34 

$3,094 98 — $3,704 9S 

Book Fund. 

Deposit with Society for Savings, ... $477 54 $477 54 

J. F. MORRIS, Treasurer. 
Hartford, May 1, 1897. 



I have examined the foregoing statements of the Treasurer, and find the 
listed securities in his possession. 

Rowland Swift, Auditor, 
Hartford, May 18, 1897. 



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Ulcmbcrs of ttjc Society. 



ZTamcs, Kcstocncc, anb Date of Gbmtssion. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. 

Adams, Sherman Wolcott, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1S75. 

Allen, Charles Dexter, Windsor Locks, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, 1SS9. 

Allen, Rev. Samuel Howe, Hartford, July 1, 1S90. 

Alton, Charles D., M. D., Hartford. Nov. 13, 1888. 

Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. io, 1S93. 

Andrus, Henry F., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Atkins, Roswell, Bristol, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., lJloomneld, Dec. 3. iSSg. 

Bacon, Mrs. Elizabeth Chester, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 

Bailey, Rev. Frederic William, New Haven. March 3, 1S96. 

Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

Barnard, Henry, LL. D., L. H. D., Hartford, May, 1839. 

Bartlett, Ellen Strong, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1897. 

Bartlett, Mary Leeds, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 1SS9. 

Batterson, James Goodwin, Hartford. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford. Oct. 1, 1S95. 

Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Benton, John Robert, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1S96. 

Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Birdsey, Eli Coe, Meriden, Oct. 2. 1894. 

Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1S97. 

Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March I, 1S92. 

Bliss, Francis E., Hartford. April 2, 1S95. 

Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Boardman, Thomas J., Ildrtford, March 1, 1892. 

Boardman, William Francis Jose/'/, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 

Boardman, William G., Hartford, March I, 1S92. 

Bond, Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 1882. 

Bradin, Rev. James Watson. Hartford, Nov. 1. 1S92. 

Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1804. 

Brainard, Leverett, Hartford, March 5, 1889. 



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Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Brigham, L. Louise, M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1S97. 

Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5, 1891. 

Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Buck, John R., Hartford, March 4, 1890. 

Bulkeley, Mrs. Fannie Briggs Houghton, Hartford, May I, 1894. 

Bnlkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1896. 

Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

Burton, Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Cady, Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1S96. 

Calhoun, Joseph Gilbert, Hartford, March 5, 1S95. 

Camp, David N., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Carter, H. W., Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Catlin, William H., Meriden, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Chapin, Frederick H., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S91. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark. George Henry, S. T. D., Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Clarke, L. Walter, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Cleveland, Edmund Janes, Hartford, Nov. 9, 1S86. 

Coe,Levi Elmore, Meriden, Jan. 8, 1S95. 

Coit, Robert, New London, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S84. 

Cone, Mary Clarissa, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1S93. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 

Cornwall, Horace, Hartford, June 2, 1S74. 

Cothren, William, Woodbury, Nov. 9, 1S52. 

Cowles, Samuel W., Hartford, April 7, 1891. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Curtis, Emily Chauncy, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Curtis, Rev. Lucius Q., Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford, April 4, 1S93. 

Davenport, Rev. John Sidney, Hartford. Jan. 5, 1892. 

Davidson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Day, Caroline E., Hartford, March 5, 1S95. 

Day, George II., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Day, John Calvin, Hartford, Nov. 2, 1875. 



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Deming, Lucius Parman, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 

Denison, John Ledyard, Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Dennis, Rodney^ Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Dexter, Franklin BowMteh^ New Haven, Nov. 7, i3S2. 

Dunham, Sylvester C, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Dunning, Emma Ada, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1393. 

Ellsworth, Lemuel Stoughton, Simsbury, Oct. 1, 1S95. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. 1, 1895. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Fairfield, John M., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July iff, 1893. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1834. 

Fitts, George Henry, Ashford, Feb. 4, 1S96. 

Fox, Charles James, M. D., Willimantic, April 6, 1S97. 

Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Gates, Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S83. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. 1, 1887. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1SS9. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gillette, Rev. Arthur L., Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gohtt/nuaite, Charlotte, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1S92. 

Goodwin, Alice Howland, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 

Goodwin, Carolyn Alice, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1S76. 

Goodivin, James Jnnuts, Hartford, Feb. 1. 1887. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1SS7. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Graves, Joseph Alvin, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1896. 

Graves, Miles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1800. 

Grayson, Marion Carter, Hartford, Jan. S, 1895. 

Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July 1, 1S73. 

Griswold, Rufus White, M. D., Rocky Hill, Oct. 9, 1SS8. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1S89. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford. Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Harper, John Warren, Hartford, Jan. S, 1895. 

Hart, Samuel, D. D., Hartford, July 6, 1S75. 

Hartranft, Chester D., D. D., Hartford, May 7, 1889. 



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Hatch, George E., Hartford, Feb. 5, 1SS9. 

Plawley, Joseph Roswell, Hartford, May 5, 1S6S. 

Hayden, Henry R., East Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Hayden, Jab ez Haskell, Windsor Locks, Oct. 1, 1S41. 

Hayden, James Loomis, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Henry, Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S97. 

Hibbard, Rev. Augustine G., Goshen, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Hibbard, Ralph G., New Britain, Jan. 8, 1S95. 

Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1SS5. 

Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Hoadly, Charles Jeremy, LL. D., Hartford, Nov. 7. 1854. 

Holley, Mrs. Sarah Day, Lakeville, Feb. 4. 1S90. 

Hooker, Edward B., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S8S. 

Hooker, John, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S92. 

Hooper, Rev. Joseph, Durham, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Howard, Mrs. Angeline Lee, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Howard, Frank Leonard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Howard, James L., Hartford, October 4, 1892. 

Hulbert, George Huntington, Middletown, May 3, 1S92. 

Hungerford, Clarence Catlin, Hartford, March 6, 1S94. 

Hunt, Albert Lovejoy, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1S96. 

Huntington, Joseph S., Lyme, Feb. 7, 1854. 

Hurlbut, George Sanford, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Hyde y Ephraim Henry, Hartford, May 7, 18SS. 

Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1892. 

James, Herbert L., Rockville, Nov. 1, 1S92. 

*Judson, Curtis, Hartford, April 2, 1S44. 

Kellogg, Edward W., M. D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July 1, 1S90. 

Knight, William Ward, M. D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Earned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1S70. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Lewis, John B., M. D., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Lincoln, Charles L., Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood, Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

Loomis, Dwight, Hartford. 1S75. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Ph. D., Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

* Life member in consideration of contribution to the building of the Wadsworth 
Atheiueum. 



Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

McClellan, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Maltbie, Theodore M., Granby, July 11, 1893. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, M. D., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Markham, Daniel A., Hartford, May 25, 1897. 

Markham, Ernest A., M. D., Durham, Dec. 1, 1S91. 

Markham, Mrs. Grace Upson Goodrich, Hartford, May 25, 1897. 

Martin, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S35. 

Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1S92. 

Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Middlebrook, Louis N., Bridgeport, Nov. 7, 18S2. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 18S6. 

Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Morris, Jonathan Flynt, Hartford. March 7, 1871. 

Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1889. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3. 1891. 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

Parsons, John Caldwell, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Perkins, J. Dem'nig, Litchfield, April 1, 1S90. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mary Dwight, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Perkins, Mary Elizabeth, Norwich, March 3, 1896. 

Perry, Rev. Alfred Tyler, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S91. 

Perry, Esther Clarinda, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Phillips, Daniel, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. S, 1895. 

Piatt, Orville H., LL. D., Meriden, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Pope, George, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Potts, William, Farmington, May 5, 1S96. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. 1, 1887. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Prince, Frederick William, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, iSSS. 

Richards, Ellis G., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1SS9. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wethersheld, June 5, 1SS3. 

Robbins, Edward W., Kensington, April 5, 1S37. 

Roberts, George, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford. May 5, 1S91. 

Robinson, Henry C, LL. D., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Rogers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1897. 



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Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Rowell, Harriet, Hartford, Nov. I, 1S92. 

Royce, Philander C, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Russell, G union IVadszvorth, M. £>., Hartford, April 30, 1S40. 

Russell, Thomas W., Hartford, Oct. 1, 18S9. 

Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Sanford, George Bliss, U. S. A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Sanger, Marvin H., Canterbury, Oct. I, 1889. 

Scott, Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Scott, Merrit Bradford. Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Segur, Gideon Cross, M. D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1891. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1S91. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1S91. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Smead, Edward Billings, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Smith, Charles I/., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Smith, G. Brainard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Smith, George Williamson, D. D., LL. D., Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Spencer, Mary, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Spencer. Richard Pratt, Deep River, May 5, 1896. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1S79. 

Starkweather, Nathan, Hartford, May 29, 18S8. 

Starr, Frank Fams7i>orlh, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1SS2. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cummings, Hartford, May 29, 1SS8. 

Stearns, Henry Putnam, M. D., Hartford, April 5, 1SS7. 

Stillman, Benjamin R., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Bat tell, Norfolk, March 3, 1896. 

Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Stone, Mrs. Mary C, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Storrs, Mary R., Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 

Storrs, Melanchthon, M. D., Hartford, May 8, 1883. 

Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Hartford, March 6, iSSS. 

Svoift, Rozi'lanit, Hartford, June 3, 1873. 

Szcords, Joseph Forsyth, Hartford, May 7, 1S95. 

Taintor, Henry Ellsworth, Hartford, May 1. 1S94. 

Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S91. 

Taintor, Mrs. Jennie G., Hartford, May I, 1S94. 

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1S94. 



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Tallman, James Hazleton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 
Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9. iSSS. 
Terry, James, New Haven, May 19, 1S68. 
Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Thomas, William Applebie Eardeley, Hartford, May 5, 1S96. 
Tracy, Emma Louise, New Haven, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Trumbull, James Hammond, LL. D., L. II. D., Hartford. Feb. 16, 1847. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwioh, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Turnbull, Thomas,. Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
Turner, Elisha, Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 
Tivichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1S89. 
Twitchell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 
Upham, Charles Leslie, Meriden. May 26, 1S96. 
Upson, Lyman Allen, Thompsonville, July II, 1893. 
Van Alstyne, Lawrence, Sharon, March 5, 1S95. 
Walker, George Leon, S. T. D., Hartford, May S, 1883. 
Walker, Williston, S. T. D., Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 
Warner, Charles Dudley, L. H. D., Hartford, Jan. 7, 1862. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
"Waterous, Mrs. Annie R., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Waterous, Thomas C., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 
Webb, Rodolphus L., West Hartford, March 3, 1896. 
Weeks, Egbert O., Hartford, March 5, 1895. 
Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. I, 1892. 
Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S94. 
W'elles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1S95. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 18S7. 
W r elles, Susan Maria, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 
Wells, Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1892. 
Wells, Edtvard W., Hartford, Oct, 7, 1S45. 
Whaples, Meigs Hey wood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 
Wheeler, Richard A., Stonington, June 3, 1S73. 
Wheeler, William Ogden, Sharon, April 2, 1S95. 
White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1897. 
Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 18S7. 

Williams, Rt. Rev. John. S. T. D., LL. D., Middletown, Oct. 2, 1849. 
5 Williams, James Baker, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April 1, 1890. 
Woods, Enoch S., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 
Woodward, Joseph G., Hartford, July 2, 1S89. 
Woodward, P. IL, Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov. 13, iSSS. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1890. 



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Amarelli, V. de P., P. D., LL. D., Naples, Italy, Jan. i, 1S50. 
Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July I, 1S90. 
Piatt, George, New York City, April 18, 1S44. 
Richards, Samuel, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Oct. 2, 1S40. 
Winsor, Justin, LL. D., Cambridge, Mass., July 2, 18S9. 



(Eorresportbincs members. 



Abbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. I, 1896. 

Alexander, Rev. Walter S., Racine, Wis., June 7, 1S71. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph. D., Bryn Mawr, Pa., Jan. 5, 1897. 

Boltwood, Lucius M., New Haven, March 4, 1856. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 18S6. 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine, Fla., June 2, 1874. 

Chamberlain, Mellen, LL. D., Boston, Mass., Oct. 7, 1S51. 

DePeyster, John Watts, LL. D., Tivoli, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1S63. 

Drowne, Henry Thayer, New York City, Jan. 3, i83S. 

Fiske, John, LL. D., Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 5, 1S97. 

Green, Samuel A., M. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1S80. 

Holden, Frederick Abbott, M. D., Washington, D. C, May 5, 1S6S. 

Isham, Charles, New York City, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York City, Jan. 4, 1387. 

Nolte, PVederick, Paris, France, Nov. 9, 1SS0. 

Olmsted, Henry M., Canton, China, June 1, 1S47. 

Perry, William Stevens, S. T. D., LL. D., Geneva, N. Y., June 2, 1S74. 

Rockwell, Charles H., Chicago, 111., Dec. 5, 1S4S. 

Sheldon, George, Deerfield, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 

Stiles, Henry Reed, M. D., New York City, April S, 1S34. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1S87. 

Winslow, Rev. William Copley, LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1S94. 



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Hartford, Conn., - 


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American Antiquarian Society, 


Worcester, Mass., - 


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American Catholic Historical Society, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


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American Congregational Association, - 


Boston, Mass., 


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American Historical Association, - 


Washington, D. C, - 


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American Philosophical Society, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


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Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., - 


Boston, Mass., 


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Andover Theological Seminary, - 


Andover, Mass., 




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Appleton, William S., - 


Boston, Mass., 


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Associated Charities, -. 


Boston, Mass., 


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Bailey, Frederick W., - 


New Haven, Conn., 


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Baker, George C, 


Comstock, N-. Y., - 


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Bates, Albert C, 


East Granby, Conn., 


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Batterson, James G., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


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Hartford, Conn., 


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Benton, J. H., Jr., 


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Willimantic, Conn., 


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Board of Trade, 


Chicago, 111., - 


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Bond, family of late Alvan, - 


Norwich, Conn., 


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Boston Public Library, 


Boston, -Mass., 


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Hartford, Conn., - 


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Hartford, Conn., - 


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Brandon, Edward J., - 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


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Brooklyn Library. .... 


Brooklyn, N. Y., - 


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Bryant, H. W., 


East Hartford, Conn., 


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Buck, John R., 


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Buffalo Historical Society, - 


Buffalo, N. Y., 


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Bunker Hill Monument Association, - 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


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Burton, C. M., ..... 


Detroit, Mich., 


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Burton, Henry E., 


Middletown, Conn., 


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Carpenter, C. C, 


Andover, Mass., 


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Chicago, 111., - 


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Collins, Mrs. H. R., - 


Hartford, Conn., - j 


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Collins, Holdridge O., ... 


Los Angeles, Cal., - 


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Connecticut, State of, - 


Hartford, Conn.. - i 


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Connecticut,. State of, through Adjt.Gen., 


Hartford, Conn., - j 


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Hartford. Conn., - j 


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Connecticut Quarterly, ... 


Hartford, Conn., - j 




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Enfield, Conn., 




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Courtenay, William A., 


Newry, S. C, 


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Creelman, G. C, 


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Cudmore, P., 


Faribault, Minn., - 


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Daboll, David A., 


Groton, Conn., 


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Davis, Walter A., 


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Dedham Historical Society, - 


Dedham, Mass., 


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DePeyster, J. Watts, - 


Tivoli, N. Y., 


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Dickson, Mrs. Thomas H., - 


Beverly, N. J., 


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Windsor, Conn., 


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Dodge, Tames H., 


Boston, Mass., 


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Drake, H. H., 


West \Yinsted,Conn., 


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Drummond, Joseph H., 


Portland, Me., 


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Eldridge, Zoeth S., 


Boston, Mass., 


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Enoch Pratt Free Library, - 


Baltimore, Md., 


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Ensign, Charles S., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Essex Institute, ----- 


Salem, Mass., 


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Field, Clara, - 


Stockbridge, Mass., 


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Founders and Patriots, - 




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Free Public Library, - 


San Francisco, Cal., 




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French, A. D. W., - 


Boston, Mass., 


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Gates, Elizabeth, - - - - - 


Hartford, Conn., 


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Hartford, Conn., - 


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Gay, Frank B., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Gay, Julius, 


Farmington, Conn., 


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Geer, Sons of Elihu, deceased, 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Geological Survey of Canada, 


Ottawa. Can., 


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Goldthwaite, Charlotte, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Good Government, - 


New York, N. Y., - 


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Hartford, Conn., 


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New London, Conn., 


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Hartford Theological Seminary, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Hayden, Abby L., 


Windsor, Conn., 


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Hutchinson, Frank A., 

Indian Rights Association, - 

Iowa Geological Survey, ... 

Jameson, J. Franklin, - - - - 

Jefferson County Historical Society, 

Jones, Frederick R., - 

Kougl. Vit. Hist, and Antiq. Aked., - 

Lackawanna Inst, of Hist'ry and Science, 

Laval University, - 

Lee, William W., - 

Leeds, B. F., - 

Leeds, Charles H., - - - 

Leland Stanford Jr. University, - 

Lewis, Benjamin F., - 

Lewis, John B., - 

Lincoln County Historical Society, 

Loomis, Israel F., 

Loomis, Susan M., 

Love, \V. DeLoss, - 

Lyon, the late Irving W., - 

McCormick, Cyrus H., - 

McManus, James, - 

Mc Mantis, Thomas, - 

Maine Historical Society, ... 

Manchester Historical Association, 

Manwaring, Charles W., 

Martin, Charles TV, - 

Maryland Flistorical Society, 

Mason, Frank E., .... 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 

Mercantile Library, - 

Michigan Pioneer and Historic Society, 

Missouri Geological Survey, 

Missouri Historical Society, 

Munson, Myron A., - 

Mynderse, Hannah G., 

New Britain Institute, 

New England Historic Gen. Society, 

Nelson, William, 

Newberry Library, ... 

Oneida Historical Society, - 

Parker, Edwin P., 

Parker, Francis H., 

Parmele, George L., - 

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Princeton University. - 

Providence Public Library, - 

Public Library, - - ' - 

Public School Library, 

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Philadelphia, Pa., 
Des Moines, Iowa, 
Providence, R. L, 
Watertown, N. Y., 
Baltimore, Md., 
Stockholm, 
Scranton, Pa., 
Quebec, Can., 
Meriden, Conn., 
Philadelphia, Pa., • 
Stamford, Conn., 
Palo Alto, Cal, 
Utica, N. Y., - 
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Wiscasset, Me., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Essex, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Hartford, Conn., • 
Chicago, 111., - 
Hartford, Conn., • 
Hartford, Conn., 
Portland, Me., 
Manchester, Vt., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Baltimore, Md.. 
Hartford, Conn., • 
Boston, Mass., 
New York, X. V., - 
Lansing, Mich., 

St. Louis, Mo., 
New Haven, Conn., 
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New Britain, Conn. 
Boston, Mass., 
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Chicago, 111., - 
Utica, N. V., - 
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Pittsfield, Mass., - 


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Royal Society of Canada, ... 


Ottawa, Can., 


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Ruggles, H. S., - 


Wakefield, Mass., - 


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2 


Sage, John H., - 


Portland, Conn., 


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Salem Public Library, - 


Salem, Mass., 


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Sedgwick family, 


Sharon, Conn., 


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Seymour, Morris W,, - 


Bridgeport, Conn., - 




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Slafter, Edmund F., - 


Boston, Mass., 


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Society of Colonial Wars, ... 


Bridgeport, Conn., - 


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New York, N. Y., - 


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Sons of Delaware, .... 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


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Sons of Revolution in Connecticut, 


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Starr, Frank F., 


Middletown, Conn., 


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State Historical Society of Iowa, - 


Iowa City, la., 


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Stoeckel, Mr. and Mrs. Carl, 


Norfolk, Conn., 


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Stowe, Charles E., 


Simsbury, Conn., - 


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Swan, Robert T., 


Boston, Mass., 


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Swords, Joseph F., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Syracuse Central Library, ... 


Syracuse, N. Y., 




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Thomas, William A. E., 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


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Tilghman and Daves, - - - - 


Baltimore, Md., 


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Hartford, Conn., 


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Sag Harbor, N. Y., 


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Townsend, Charles, - 


Orange, N. J., 


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Trinity College, ----- 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Trinity Ivy, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Trowbridge, Francis B., 


New Haven, Conn., 


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Trustees of John F. Slater Fund, 


Baltimore, Md., 


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Tulane University, - 


New Orleans, La., - 


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United States, 


Washington, D. C, 


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University of Pennsylvania, 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


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University of State of New York, 


Albany, N. Y., 


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Welles, Charles T., 


Hartford, Conn., ^ 


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Wendel, F. II . C, 


Hadlyme. Conn., - 


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Wesleyan University, - 


Middletown, Conn., 


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Western Reserve Historical Society, - 


Cleveland, O., 


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West Virginia Hist, and Antiq. Society, 


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Wheeler, Joseph, - 


Wheeler, Ala., 


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Woodford, Mrs. E. B., 


Middlebury, Conn., 


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Hartford, Conn., - 


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Woodward, P. IL, 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Worcester Society of Antiquity, - 


Worcester, Mass., - 


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Wyoming Histor. and Geolog. Society, 


Wilkcs-Barre, Pa., - 


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Vale University, - 


New Haven, Conn., 


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historical Hotcs 

on tfye 

probate Districts of Connecticut. 



The towns comprising the early Hartford and New Haven 
Colonies were settled under different authorities, and the 
two colonies maintained separate and distinct governments 
until their final union under the Connecticut charter in Jan- 
uary, 1665. >. 

In the New Haven Colony, which comprised the towns of 
New Haven, Milford, Guilford, Bran ford, Southold, and 
Stamford, the law provided that wills should be proved in 
the plantation court and recorded in the plantation (town) 
where the deceased resided, and then filed with and an 
abstract recorded by the Secretary of the Colony in New 
Haven. Estates were to be administered under 'authority of 
the plantation court where the deceased resided. Wills are 
recorded on the Stamford records between 1646 and 1695. 
It is understood that no wills are recorded in the other towns, 
though there are early probate proceedings on the Guilford 
records. 

In the Connecticut Colony, Hartford and surrounding towns, 
until 1666 estates were administered under orders of the Par- 
ticular Court. Until 1649 its doings are recorded in the same 
volume with the General Court's records, and are included in 
the first printed volume of Connecticut Colonial Records. Its 
records from 1650 to 1666, and including the Hartford County 
Court records to 1677, are in the Secretary's office in the 
Capitol. The files, however, are in the Hartford Probate 
office. 

As early as 1649 Special Particular Courts were held at 
Fairfield, and from that time many of the estates of the future 
Fairfield county were administered under orders of these 
special courts instead of the regular Particular Court at Hart- 
ford. The records of these special courts are in the Fairfield 
probate office. 



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Special Particular Courts were also held at New London for 
several years before the establishment of the County Court in 
1666, and some of the estates of the future New London county 
were administered under orders of these special courts. Their 
records are with the County Court records at Norwich. On 
September 6, 1781, when the town was burned by the British 
the following New London probate records were destroyed: 
Record of Wills from the beginning; Journals from April, 
1763; and files from 1777. 

The records of the Inferior Court held at Hartford in 1688 
and 1689, during the Andros government, for the Counties of 
Hartford and New London, which are now in possession of 
Hon. J. Hammond Trumbull, contain proceedings in the set- 
tlement of several estates with records of some wills and 
inventories. 

The General Assembly at its session in May, 1666, estab- 
lished the four counties of Hartford, New London, New Haven 
and Fairfield, which included all the towns then organized and 
settled, and ordered that "wills and inventories of persons 
deceased within any of the counties of this Colony shall be 
exhibited and proved at the County Court to which the 
deceased did appertain by his habitation." This was the first 
actual division of the State into probate districts, although 
Probate Courts, as such, were not established and separated 
from the County Courts until 1698, and the limits of the 
counties and probate districts remained coterminous until 
1719. 



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£ist of probate Districts. 

1897. 



( To avoid frequent repetition t/ie names of districts are printed in small capitals, 
and the names of towns in lo7ver case letters. J 



Andover — Includes Andover, Bolton, and Columbia. 
Constituted June 27, 185 1, from Hebron. 

Contains the records of Hebron from May session, 1789, to June 
27, 1851. 

Ashford — Includes Ashford. 

Constituted June 4, 1S30, from Pomfret. 

Avon — Includes Avon. 

Constituted May session, 1844, from Farmington. 

Barkhamsted — Includes Barkhamsted. 

Constituted June 5, 1S34, from New Hartford. 

Contains the records of New Hartford from May 27, 1825, to 
June 5, 1834. 

Berlin — Includes Berlin and New Britain. 

Constituted June 2, 1S24, from Farmington, Hartford, and Middle- 
town. 

Bethany — Includes Bethany. 

Constituted July 4, 1S54, from New Haven. 

Bethel — Includes Bethel. 

Constituted July 4, 1S59, from Danbury. 

Bozrah — Includes Bozrah. 

Constituted June 3, 1S43, from Norwich. 

Branford — Includes Branford 

Constituted June 21, 1S50, from Guilford. 

Bridgeport — Includes Bridgeport, Easton, Monroe, and Trumbull. 
Constituted June 4, 1S40, from Stratford. 

Contains the records of Stratford from May session, 1782, to June 
4, 1S40; and the records of Easton, which include the records of 
Weston. 

Bristol — Includes Bristol. 

Constituted June 4, 1S30, from Farmington. 



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Brookfield — Includes Brookfield. 

Constituted June 19, 1S50, from Newtown. 

Brooklyn — Includes Brooklyn. 

Constituted June 4, 1833, from Pomfret and Plainfield. 

Burlington — Includes Burlington. 

Constituted June 3, 1834, from Farmington. 

Canaan — Includes Canaan and North Canaan. 
Constituted June 6, 1846, from Sharon. 

Canterbury — Includes Canterbury. 

Constituted May 27, 1835, from Plainfield. 

Canton — Includes Canton. 

Constituted June 7, 1841, from Simsbury. 

Chaplin — Includes Chaplin. 

Constituted June 7, 1850, from Windham. 

Chatham — Includes Chatham and Portland. 

Constituted June 1, 1824, from Middletown and East Haddam. 

Cheshire — Includes Cheshire and Prospect. 

Constituted May 27, 1S29, from Wallingford. 

Clinton — Included Clinton and Killingworth. 

Constituted May 28, 1838, by change of name from Killingworth; 
name changed back to Killingworth, June 1, 1S42. 

Clinton — Includes Clinton. 

Constituted July 5, 1S62, from Killingworth. 

Colchester — Includes Colchester. 

Constituted May 29, 1S32, from East Haddam. 

Contains the records of East Haddam from October session, 1741, 
to May 29, 1832. 

Cornwall — Includes Cornwall. 

Constituted June 15, 1S47, from Litchfield. 

Coventry — Includes Coventry. 

Constituted June 19, 1S49, from Hebron. 

Danbury — Includes Danbury and New Fairfield. 

Constituted May session, 1744, from Fairfield. 

Derby — Includes Ansonia and Derby. 

Constituted July 4, 1S5S, from New Haven. 

East Grani;y — Includes East Cranby. 

Constituted July 4, 1S65, from Granby. 

East Haddam — Includes East Haddam. 

Constituted October session, 1741, from Hartford. 

The records of East Haddam previous to May 29. 1S32, are in 
Colchester. 



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East Hartford — Includes East Hartford. 

Constituted May, 1SS7, from Hartford. 

East Haven — Included East Haven. 

Constituted August, 1S6S. from New Haven. 

Annexed to New Haven, January 3, 1SS3. The records of East 
Haven are at New Haven. 

East Lyme — Includes East Lyme. 

Constituted June 2, 1843, from New London. 

East Windsor — Includes East Windsor and South Windsor. 

Constituted May session, 17S2, from Hartford and Stafford. 

Eastford — Includes Eastford. 

Constituted June 21, 1849, from Ashford. 

Easton — Included Easton. 

Constituted July 22, 1875, from Weston. 

Contained the records of Weston from May 22, 1S32, to July 22, 

1875. 

Easton was annexed to Bridgeport March 4, 1878, and the 
records of Easton, including the records of Weston to July 22, 
1875, are in Bridgeport. 

Ellington — Includes Ellington and Vernon. 

Constituted May 31, 1S26, from East Windsor and Stafford. 

Enfield— Includes Enfield. 

Constituted May 26, 1831, from East Windsor. 

Essex — Includes Essex. 

Constituted July 4, 1859, from Old Saybrook. 

Contains the records of Old Saybrook from July 4, 1853, to July 
4> 1859. 

Fairfield — Includes Fairfield. 

Constituted May session, 1666, as a County Court; the records in the 
probate office, however, contain some probate proceedings as early as 
1649. (See pages 40, 41.) 

Farmington — Includes Farmington and Plainville. 
Constituted January, 1769, from Hartford. 

Gran by — Includes Granby. 

Constituted May session, 1S07, from Simsbury and Hartford. 

Greenwich — Includes Greenwich. 

Constituted July 4, 1S53, f rom Stamford. 

Groton — Includes Groton. 

Constituted May 25, 1S39, from Stonington. 

GUILFORD — Includes Guilford and North Branford, except the Society of 

Northford. 
Constituted October session, 1719. from New Haven and New London. 



Haddam — Includes Haddam. 

Constituted June 3, 1830, from Middletown and Chatham. 

Hampton — Includes Hampton. 

Constituted June 2, 1836, from Windham. 

Hartford — Includes Bloomfield, Glastonbury, Hartford, Xewington, Rocky 
Hill, West Hartford, Wethersrield, and Windsor Locks. 
Constituted May session, 1666, as a County Court. (See page 41.) 

Hartland — Includes Hartland. 

Constituted June 3, 1836, from Granby. 

Harwinton — Includes Hanvinton. 

Constituted May 27, 1835, from Litchfield. 

Hebron — Includes Hebron. 

Constituted May session, 1789, from Windham, East Haddam, and 
East Windsor. 

The records of Hebron previous to June 27, 1851, are in Andover. 

Huntington — Includes Huntington. 

Constituted May, 1889, from Bridgeport and Derby. 

Kent — Includes Kent. 

Constituted May 26, 1831, from New Milford. 

KlLLlNGLY — Includes Killingly. 

Constituted June 4, 1830, from Pomfret and Plainfield. 

Killingworth— Includes Killingworth. 

Constituted June 3, 1834, from Saybrook. 

Name changed to Clinton, May 28, 1S3S, and changed back to 
Killingworth, June 1, 1842. 

Lebanon — Includes Lebanon. 

Constituted June 2, 1826, from Windham. 

Ledyard — Includes Ledyard. 3 

Constituted June 6, 1S37, from Stonington. 

Litchfield — Includes Litchfield, Morris, and Warren. 

Constituted October session, 1742, from Hartford, Woodbury, and 
New Haven. 

Lyme — Included in 1S68 Lyme and Old Lyme (South Lyme). 
Constituted June 4, 1S30, from New London. 

Name changed to Old Lyme, July 24, 1S6S. (See Old Lyme.) 

Lyme — Includes Lyme. 

Constituted July 5, 1S69, from Old Lyme. 

Madison — Includes Madison. 
y Constituted May 22. 1S34, from Guilford. 

Manchester — Includes Manchester. 

Constituted June 22, 1850, from Hartford. 



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Mansfield — Includes Mansfield. 

Constituted May 30, 1831, from Windham. 

Marlborough — Includes Marlborough. 

Constituted June 11, 1S46, from Colchester. 

Meriden — Includes Meriden. 

Constituted June 3, 1S36, from Wallingford. 

Middletown — Includes Cromwell, Durham, Middlefield, and Middletown. 

Constituted May session, 1752, from Hartford, Guilford, and East 
Haddam. 

Milford — Includes Milford. 

Constituted May 22, 1832, from New Haven. 

Montville — Includes Montville. 

Constituted June 27, 1S51, from New London. 

Naugatuck — Includes Beacon P'alls and Naugatuck. 
Constituted July 4, 1863, from Waterbury. 

New Hartford — Includes New Hartford. 

Constituted May 27, 1S25, from Simsburv. 

The records of New Hartford previous to June 5, 1834, are in 
Barkhamsted. 

New Haven— Includes East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, 
Orange, Seymour, and Woodbridge. 

Constituted May session, 1666, as a County Court, soon after the 
union of the. Connecticut and New Haven colonies. Probate proceed- 
ings of the towns comprising the New Haven Colony before the union 
with Connecticut, are to be found with that Colony's records or with the 
records of the town where the deceased resided. (See pages 40, 41.) 

New London — Includes New London and Waterford. 

Constituted May session, 1666, as a County Court. (See page 41.) 

New Milford — Includes Bridgewater and New Milford. 

Constituted May session, 17S7, from Woodbury, Sharon, and Dan- 
bury. 

Newtown — Includes Newtown. 

Constituted May session, 1820, from Danbury. 

Norfolk — Includes Norfolk. 

Constituted May session,' 1779, from Simsbury and Litchfield. 

North Stonington — Includes North Stonington. 
Constituted June 4, 1835, from Stonington. 

Norwalk — Includes New Canaan, Norwalk, and Wilton. 

Constituted May session, 1S02, from Fairfield and Stamford. 

Norwich — Includes Franklin, Griswold, Lisbon, Norwich, Preston, Sprague. 
and Voluntown. 
Constituted October, 174S, from New London. 
Contains the records of Voluntown. 



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Old Lyme — Includes Old Lyme. 

Name changed from Lyme to Old Lyme July 5, 1S69. 

Contains the records of Lyme ffom June 4, 1S30, to July 24, iS63. 

Old Saybrook — Includes Old Saybrook. 

Constituted July 4, 1853, from SAYBROOK. 

The records of Old Saybrook previous to July 4, 1859, are in 
Essex. 

Oxford — Includes Oxford. 

Constituted June 4, 1846, from New Ha yen. 

Plaixfield— Includes Plainfield. 

Constituted May session, 1747, from Wixdham. 

Plymouth — Includes Plymouth. 

Constituted May 31, 1833, from Waterbury. 

Pomfret— Includes Pomfret. 

Constituted May session, 1752, from Wixdham and Plaixfield. 
The records of Pomfret were burned January 5, 1754. 

Putnam — Includes Putnam. 

Constituted July 5, 1856, from Thompson. 

Redding— Includes Redding. 

Constituted May 24, 1839, from Danbury. 

Ridgefield — Includes Ridgefield. 

Constituted June 10, 1841, from Danbury. 

Roxbury— Includes Roxbury. 

Constituted June 6, 1842, from Woodbury. 

Salem — Includes Salem. 

Constituted July 9, 1841, from Colchester and New London. 

Salisbury— Includes Salisbury. 

Constituted June 16, 1847, from Sharon. 

Contains the records of Sharon from October session, 1755, to 
June 16, 1847. 

Saybrook — Includes Chester and Saybrook. 

Constituted May session, 17S0, from Guilford. 

Sharon — Includes Sharon. 

Constituted October session, 1755, from Litchfield. 

The records of Sharon previous to June 16, 1S47, are in Salis- 
bury. 

Sherman — Includes Sherman. 

Constituted June 4, 1846, from New Milford. 

Simsuury — Includes Simsbury. 

Constituted May session, 1769, from HARTFORD. 



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SOMERS — Includes Somers. 

Constituted June 3, 1S34, from Ellington. 

Southington — Includes Southington. 

Constituted May 24, 1S25, from Farmington. 

Stafford — Includes Stafford and Union. 

Constituted May session, 1759, from Hartford and Pomfret. 

Stamford — Includes Darien and Stamford. 

Constituted May session, 1728, from Fairfield. 

Sterling — Includes Sterling. 

Constituted June 17, 1852, from Plainfield. 

Stonington — Includes Stonington. 

Constituted October session, 1766, from New London. 

Stratford — Includes Stratford. 

Constituted May session, 17S2, from Fairfield. 

The records of Stratford previous to June 4, 1S40, are in 
Bridgeport. 

Suffield — Includes Suffield. 

Constituted May session, 1S21, from Hartford and Granby. 

Thomaston — Includes Thomaston. 

Constituted June, 1882, from Waterbury. 

Thompson — Includes Thompson. 

Constituted May 25, 1S32, from Pomfret. 

Tolland — Includes Tolland and Wellington. 

Constituted June 4, 1S30, from Stafford. 

Torrington — Includes Goshen and Torrington. 

Constituted June 16, 1S47, from Litchfield. 

Voluntown — Included Voluntown. 

Constituted June 4, 1830. from Plainfield. 

Voluntown was annexed to Norwich April 3, 1SS9. The records 
of Voluntown are in Norwich. 

Wallingford — Includes the Society of Northford in North Branfu'rd and 
Wallingford. 

Constituted May session, 1776, from New Haven and Guilford. 

Washington — Includes \Yash : ngton. 

Constituted May 22, 1S32, from Litchfield and Woodbury. 

Waterbury — Includes Middlebury, Waterbury. and Wolcott. 
Constituted May session, 1779, from Woodbury. 

Watertown — Includes Watertown. 

Constituted June 3, 1S34, from Waterbury. 

Westbrook— Includes Westbrook. 

Constituted July 4, 1S54. from Old Saybrook. 



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Weston — Included in 1875, Easton and Weston. 
Constituted May 22, 1S32, from Fairfield. 

Weston was annexed to West port and the town of Easton consti- 
tuted as the district of EASTON July 22, 1875. The records of 
Weston were to remain in Easton, and with the Easton records, 
are now in Bridgeport. 

Westport — Includes Weston and Westport. 

Constituted May session, 1835, at the time of the incorporation of the 
town of Westport. The territory was taken from Fairfield, Nor- 
walk, and Weston. 

Winchester — Includes Colebrook and Winchester. 
Constituted May 31, 1838, from Norfolk. 

Windham— Includes Scotland and Windham. 

Constituted October session, 1719, from Hartford and New London. 

Windsor — Includes Windsor. 

Constituted July 4, 1855, from Ff artford. 

Woodbury — Includes Bethlehem, Southbury, and Woodbury. 

Constituted October session, 1719, from Hartford, Fairfield, and. 
New Haven. 

Woodstock — Includes Woodstock. 

Constituted May 30, 1831, from Pomfret. 

Westmoreland — Included Westmoreland. 

Constituted May session, 1775, probably from Litchfield. 

The decree of Trenton, December 30, 1782, declared that West- 
moreland was under the jurisdiction of Pennsylvania. 



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iist of fLowns 

Sfyomirt^ Districts in tpfyicfy tr/cy arc or fyauc been tnclubco. 



^ To avoid frequent repetition, the names of districts ai'e printed in small capitals 

and the names of towns in lower case letters. The dates of incorporation 

or naming of towns are taken from the State Register.) 



Andover. — Incorporated May, 1S4S, from Hebron and Coventry. 
In Hebron until June 27, 1851; since then in Andover. 

Ansonia. — Incorporated May, 1889, from Derby. 
In Derby since incorporation. 

Ashford. — Named October, 17 10. 

In Hartford until October session, 1719; then in Windham until 
May session, 1752; then in POMFRET until June 4, 1S30; since then 
in Ashford. 

Avon. — Incorporated May, 1S30, from Farmington. 

In Farmington until May session, 1844; since then in Avon. 

Barkhamsted. — Named May session, 1732; incorporated October, 1779. 

In Hartford until May session, 1769; then in Simsburv until May 27, 
1825; then in New Hartford until June 5, 1S34; since then in 
Barkhamsted. 

Beacon Falls. — Incorporated May, 1S71, from Bethany. 
In NAUGATUCK since its incorporation. 

Berlin. — Incorporated May, 1785, from Farmington, YYethersfield, and Middle- 
town. 
In Farmington, Hartford, and Middletown, partly in each, until 
June 2, 1S24; since then in Berlin. 

Bethany. — Incorporated May, 1S32, from YYoodbridge. 

In New Haven until July 4, 1S54; since then in Bethany. 

Bethel. — Incorporated May, 1S55, from Danbury. 

In DANBURY until July 4, 1S59; since then in Bethel. 

Bethlehem. — Incorporated May, 17S7. 

In WOODUURY since its incorporation. 



Bloomfield. — Incorporated May, 1835, from Windsor. 
In Hartford since its incorporation. 

Bolton. — Incorporated October, 1720. 

In Hartford until May session, 1782; then in East Windsor until 
May session, 1789; then in HEBRON until June 27, 1S51; since then in 
Andover. 

Bozrah. — Incorporated May, 17S6, from Norwich. 

In Norwich until June 3, 1S43; since then in Bozrah. 

Branford. — Settled in 1644, under New Haven jurisdiction. 

In New Haven until October session, 1719; then in Guilford until 
June 21, 1850, except that the Society of Northford was in Walling- 
FORD from May session, 1776, until its incorporation in North Branford 
in May, 1831; since then in Branford. 

Bridgeport. — Incorporated May, 1821, from Stratford. 

In Stratford until June 4, 1840; since then in Bridgeport. 

Bridgewater. — Incorporated May, 1856, from New Milford. 
In New Milford since its incorporation. 

Bristol. — Incorporated May, 1785, from Farmington. 

In Farmington until June 4, 1830; since then in Bristol. 

Brookfield. — Incorporated May, 17S8, from Danbury, New Milford, and New- 
town. 

In Danbury until May session, 1820; then in Newtown until June 19, 
1850; since then in Brookfield. 

Brookhaven. — See Setauket. 

Brooklyn. — Incorporated May, 1786, from Pomfret and Canterbury. 

In Pomfret and Plainfield, partly in each, the part taken from Can- 
terbury being in Plainfield, until June 4, 1S33; since then in Brook- 
lyn. 

Burlington. — Incorporated May, 1S06, from Bristol. 

In Farmington until June 3, 1834; since then in Burlington. 

Canaan. — Incorporated October, 1739. 

In Hartford until October session, 1742; then in Litchfield until 
October session, 1755; then in Sharon until June 6, 1846; since then 
in Canaan. 

Canterbury. — Incorporated October, 1703, from Plainfield. 

In New London until October session, 1719; then in Windham until 
May session, 1747; then in Plainfield until May 27, 1S35; since then 
in Canterbury. 

Canton. — Incorporated May, 1S06, from Simsbury. 

In Simsbury until June 7, 1S41; since then in Canton. 

Chaplin. — Incorporated May, 1S22, from Mansfield and Hampton. 
In Windham until June 7, 1850; since then in Chaplin. 



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Chatham. — Incorporated October, 1767, from Middletown. 

In Middletown and East Haddam, partly in each, the part south of 
Salmon river being in East Haddam, until June 1, 1S24; since then in 
Chatham. 

Cheshire. — Incorporated May, 17S0, from Wallingford. 

In Wallingford until May 27, 1829; since then in Cheshire. 

Chester. — Incorporated May, 1836, from Saybrook. 
In Saybrook since its incorporation. 

Clinton. — Incorporated May, 1S38, from Killingworth. 

In Clinton (the old district) until June 1, 1842; then in Killingworth 
until July 5, 1S62; since then in Clinton (the new district). 

Colchester. — Named October, 1699. 

In Hartford until October session, 1741; then in East Haddam until 
May 29, 1832; since then in Colchester. 

Colebrook. — Named May session, 1732; incorporated October, 1779. 

In Hartford until May session, 1769; then in Simsbury until May 
session, 1779; then in Norfolk until May 31, 1S38; since then in 
Winchester. 

Columbia. — Incorporated May, 1S04, from Lebanon. 

. In Windham until May session, 1S0S; then in Hebron until June 27, 
185 1 ; since then in Andoyer. 

Conway. — Incorporated May session, 1841, from Chatham. Name changed to 
Portland during the same session of the legislature (See Portland). 

Cornwall. — Incorporated May, 1740. 

Probably in Hartford until October session, 1742; then probably in 
Litchfield until June 15, 1S47; since then in Cornwall. (Cornwall 
was annexed to Hartford County, May session, 173S. It is not named 
in the act constituting Litchfield probate district, October session, 1742, 
but in the edition of the Colony laws printed in 1750 it is named as 
being in Litchfield district.) 

Coventry. — Named October, 1711. 

In Hartford until October session, 1719; then in Windham until 
May session, 17S9; then in Hebron until June 19, 1849; since then in 
Coventry. 

Cromwell. — Incorporated May, 1S51, from Middletown. 
In Middletown since its incorporation. 

Danbury. — Named October, 16S7. 

In Fairfield until May session, 1744; since then in Danbury. 

Darien. — Incorporated May, 1S20, from Stamford. 
In Stamford since its incorporation. 

Derby. — Named May, 1675. 

In New Haven until July 4, 185S; since then in Derby. 



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Durham. — Incorporated May, 1708. 

In New Haven until October session, 1719; then in Guilford until 
May session, 1752; since then in MlDDLETOWK. 

East Granby. — Incorporated June, 1858, from Granby and Windsor Locks. 
In Granby until July 4, 1865; since then in East Granby. 

East Haddam. — Incorporated May, 1734, from Haddam. 

In Hartford until October session, 1741; since then in East Haddam, 
except that a small part of the town was in Chatham from May session, 
1830, to June 2,*i83i. 

East Hampton (N. Y.)— In Connecticut from 1658 to 1664. 
Probably under jurisdiction of the Particular Court. 

East Hartford. — Incorporated October, 1783, from Hartford. 

In East Windsor until May session, 1797; then in Hartford until 
May, 1887; since then in East Hartford. 

East Haven. — Incorporated May, 1785, from New Haven. 

In New Haven until August, 1868; then in East Haven until January 
3, 1883; since then in New Haven. 

East Lyme. — Incorporated May, 1839, from Lyme and Waterford. 

In New London until June 2, 1843; since then in East Lyme. 

East Windsor. — Incorporated May, 1768, from Windsor. 

In Hartford and Stafford, partly in each, the Parish of Ellington 
being in Stafford, until May session, 1782; since then in East 
Windsor, except that the small portion of Ellington Parish lying east 
of a meridian line drawn from the northwest corner of Tolland remained 
in Stafford. 

Eastford. — Incorporated May, 1847, from Ashford. 

In Ashford until June 21, 1849; since then in Eastford. 

Easton. — Incorporated May, 1845, from Weston. 

In Weston until July 22, 1S75; then in Easton until March 4, 1S7S; 
since then in Bridgeport. 

Ellington. — Incorporated May, J7§6, from East Windsor. 

In East Windsor and Stafford, partly in each, "that part lying east 
of a meridian line drawn from the northwest corner of Tolland " being 
in Stafford, until May 31, 1826; since then in Ellington. 

Enfield. — Named and granted by Massachusetts, May, 16S3; annexed to Con- 
necticut, May, 1749. 

In Hampshire County (Northampton, Mass.) until May, 1749; then in 
Hartford until May session, 17S2; then in East Windsor until May 
26, 1831; since then in Enfield. 

Essex. — Incorporated May, 1S54, from Old Saybrook. 

In Old Sayrrook until July 4, 1S59: since then in Essex. 



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Fairfield. — Settled, 1639; named, 1645. 

Under the jurisdiction of the Particular Courts until May session, 1666; 
since then in Fairfield. 

Farmington. — Incorporated December, 1645. 

Under the jurisdiction of the Particular Court until May session, 1666; 
then in Hartford until January, 1769; since then in Farmington. 

Franklin. — Incorporated May, 1786, from Norwich. 

In Norwich since its incorporation. 

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Glastonbury. — Incorporated May, 1690, from Wethersfield. 

In Hartford until May session, 1782; then in East Windsor until 

May session, 1797; since then in Hartford. 

Goshen. — Incorporated October, 1739. 

In Hartford until October session, 1742; then in Litchfield until 
May 13, 1895; since then in Torrington. 

Granby. — Incorporated October, 1786, from Simsbury. 

In SlMSBURY until May session, 1807; since then in Cranky. 

Greenwich. — Settled 1640. 

The settlement was made under authority of the New Haven Colony; 
but in 1642 the inhabitants claimed the protection of the Dutch govern- 
ment at New Netherlands, and so remained until 1656, when they 
returned to the New Haven Colony. In 1662 they submitted to the 
authority of the Connecticut Colony. Probably in New Haven from 
1656 until 1662; then probably under the jurisdiction of the Particular 
Courts until May session, 1666; then in Fairfield until May session. 
1728; then in Stamford until July 4, 1853; since then in Greenwich. 

Griswold. — Incorporated October, 1815, from Preston. 
In Norwich since its incorporation. 

Groton. — Incorporated May, 1705, from New London. 

In New London until October session, 1766; then in Stonington until 
May 25, 1839; since then in Groton. 

Guilford. — Settled 1639. 

In New Haven until October session, 1719; since then in Guilford. 

Haddam. — Incorporated October, 1668. 

In Hartford until October session, 1741; then in East Haddam until 
May session, 1752; then in Middletown, except that the part lying 
east of the Connecticut river was annexed to Chatham June 1, 1S24, 
until June 3, 1830; since then in Haddam. 

Hamden. — Incorporated May, 17S6, from New Haven. 
In New Haven since its incorporation. 

Hampton. — Incorporated October, 1786, from Windham, Pomfret, Brooklyn, 
Canterbury, and Mansfield. 
In Windham until June 2, 1836; since then in Hampton. 



Hartford. — Settled 1635. 

Under the jurisdiction of the Particular Court until May session, 1666; 
since then in Hartford. 

Hartland. — Incorporated May^ 1761. 

In Hartford until May session. 17C9; then ,in SlMSBURY until May 
session, J 807; then in Granby until June 3, 1836; since then in Hart- 
land. 

Harwinton. — Incorporated October, 1737. 

In New Haven until October session, 1742; then in Litchfield until 
May 27, 1835; since then in Harwinton. 

Hebron. — Incorporated May, 1708. 

In Hartford until October session, 1741; then in East Haddam until 
May session, 1789; since then in HEBRON. 

Huntington (N. Y.) — In Connecticut from 1660 to 1664. 
Probably under jurisdiction of the Particular Court. 

Huntington. — Incorporated January, 1789, from Stratford. 

In Stratford until June 4, 1840; then in Bridgeport, except that the 
"first voting district'' was annexed to Derby March 25, 1880, until 
May, 1889; since then in Huntington. 

Kent. — Incorporated October, 1739. 

In Hartford until October session, 1742; then in Litchfield until 
October session, 1755; then in Litchfield and Sharon, partly in each, 
the Society of East Greenwich remaining in Litchfield, and being 
incorporated into the town of Warren in 1786, and the remainder of the 
town being in Sharon, until May session, 1787; then in New Milford 
until May 26, 1831; since then in Kent. 

Killingly. — Incorporated May, 1708. 

In New London until October session, 1719; then in Windham until 
May session, 1747; then in Plainfield, except that the two north 
societies were annexed to Pomfret May session, 1752, until June 4, 
1830; since then in KlLLlNGLY. 

Killingworth. — Named May, 1667. 

In New London until October session, 1719; then in Gltlford until 
May session, 1780; then in Saybrook until June 3, 1834; then in Kil- 
lingworth until May 2S, 183S; then in Clinton until June 1, 1842; 
since then in Killingworth. 

Lebanon. — Incorporated October, 1700. 

In New London until October session, 1719; then in Windham until 
June 2, 1S26, except that the part of the parish of Andover belonging to 
Lebanon was in Hehron from May session, 1790, until about 1620; 
since then in Lebanon. 

Ledyard. — Incorporated May, 1S36, from Groton. 

In Stonington until June 6, 1837; since then in Ledvard. 



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Lisbon. — Incorporated May, 1786, from Norwich. 
In Norwich since its incorporation. 

Litchfield. — Incorporated May, 1719. 

In Wooddury until October session, 1742; since then in Litchfield. 

Lyme. — Named May, 1667. 

In New London until June 4, 1830; then in Lyme (the old district) 
until July 24, 1868; then in Old Lyme until July 5, 1869; since then in 
Lyme (the new district). 

Madison. — Incorporated May, 1826, from Guilford. 

In Guilford until May 22, 1834; since then in Madison. 

Manchester. — Incorporated May, 1823, from East Hartford. 

In Hartford until June 22, 1850; since then in Manchester. 

Mansfield. — Incorporated May, 1702, from Windham. 

In Hartford until October session, 17 19; then in Windham until May 
30, 1 831; since then in Mansfield. 

Marlborough. — Incorporated October, 1803, from Colchester, Glastonbury, and 
Hebron. 

In East Haddam until May 29, 1832; then in Colchester until June 
11, 1846; since then in MARLBOROUGH. 

Meriden. — Incorporated May, 1806, from Wallingford. 

In Wallingford until June 3, 1836; since then in Meriden. 

Middlebury. — Incorporated 1807, from Waterbury. 
In Waterbury since its incorporation. 

Middlefield. — Incorporated May, 1866, from Middletown. 
In Middletown since its incorporation. 

Middletown. — Incorporated September, 165 1. 

Under jurisdiction of the Particular Court until May session, 1666; 
then in Hartford until May session, 1752, except that the part included 
in the parish of Middle Haddam was in East Haddam from October 
session, 1741, until May session, 1752, and the part south of Salmon 
river was in East Haddam from May session, 1742; then in Middle- 
town and East Haddam, partly in each, until October session, 1767, 
when the part south of Salmon river which had been in East Haddam 
was incorporated as Chatham; since then in Middletown. 

Milford.— Settled 1639. 

In New Haven until May 22, 1832; since then in Milford. 

Monroe. — Incorporated May, 1823, from Huntington. 

In Stratford until June 4, 1S40; since then in Bridgeport. 

Montville. — Incorporated October, 17S6, from New London. 

In New London until June 27, 1S51; since then in Montville. 

Morris. — Incorporated May, 1S59, from Litchfield. 
In LITCHFIELD since its incorporation. 



Mortlake. — Never was incorporated as a distinct town, although it was fre- 
quently spoken of as such. It became a part of Pomfret. 
In Windham until May session, 1752; after that in Pomfret. 

Naugatuck. — Incorporated May, 1844, from Waterbury, Bethany, and Oxford. 
In Waterbury until July 4, 1863; since then in Naugatuck. 

New Britain. — Incorporated May, 1850, from Berlin. 
In Berlin since its incorporation. 

New Canaan. — Incorporated May, 1801, from Norwalk and Stamford. 

In Fairfield and Stamford, partly in each, until May session, 1S02; 
since then in Norwalk. 

New Fairfield. — Incorporated 1740. 

In Fairfield until May session, 1744; since then in D ANBURY, except 
that the north society was in New Milford from May session, 1787, 
until it was incorporated as the town of Sherman in October, 1802. 

New Hartford. — Incorporated October, 1738. 

In Hartford until January, 1769; then in Farmington until October 
session, 1808; then in Simsbury until May 27, 1825; since then in New 
Hartford. 

New Haven. — Settled 1638. 

In New Haven since its settlement. 

New London. — Settled 1646. 

Under the jurisdiction of the Particular Courts until May session, 1666; 
since then in New London. 

New Milford. — Incorporated October, 1712. 

In New Haven until October session, 1719; then in Woodbury until 
May session, 1787; since then in New Milford. 

Newington. — Incorporated July 11, 1871, from Wethersfield. 
In Hartford since its incorporation. 

Newtown. — Incorporated October, 171 1. 

In Fairfield until May session, 1744; then in Danbury until May 
session,- 1820; since then in Newtown. 

Norfolk. — Incorporated October, 175S. 

In Litchfield until May session, 1779; since then in Norfolk. 

North Branford. — Incorporated May, 1831, from Branford. 

In Guilford and Wallingford, partly in each, since its incorporation, 
the Society of Northford being in Wallingford. 

North Canaan. — Incorporated May, 1S58, from Canaan. 
In Canaan since its incorporation. 

North Haven. — Incorporated October, 17S6, from New Haven. 
In New Havf.n since its incorporation. 

North Stonington. — Incorporated May, 1807, from Stonington. 

In Stonington until June 4, 1S35; since then in North Stonington, 



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Norwalk. — Incorporated September, 165 1. 

Under the jurisdiction of the Particular Courts until May session, 
1666; then in Fairfield until May session, 1802; since then in Nor- 

WALK. 

Norwich. — Settled 1660. 

Under the jurisdiction of the Particular Courts until May session, 
1666; then in Nfew London until October, 1748; since then in Nor- 
wich. 

Old Lyme. — Incorporated as South Lyme May, 1855, from Lyme; name 
changed in 1S57. 
In Lyme (the old district) until July 24, i36S; since then in Old Lyme. 

Old Saybrook. — Incorporated May, 1S52, from Saybrook. 

In Saybrook until July 4, 1S53; since then in Old Sayhrook. 

Orange. — Incorporated May, 1822, from Milford and New Haven. 
In New Haven since its incorporation. 

Oxford. — Incorporated October, 1798, from Derby and Southbury. 
In New Haven until June 4, 1846: since then in Oxford. 

Plainfield. — Incorporated May, 1699. 

In New London until October session, 1719; then in Windham until 
May session, 1747; since then in Plainfield. 

Plainville. — Incorporated May, 1869, from Farmington. 
In Farmington since its incorporation. 

Plymouth. — Incorporated May, 1795, from YVatertown. 

In Waterp.ury until May 31, 1833; since then in Plymouth. 

Pomfret. — Named 1713. 

In New London until October session, 1719; then in Windham until 
May session, 1747; then in Plainfield until May session, 1752; since 
then in Pomfret. 

Portland. — Incorporated May, 1S41, from Chatham. 
In Chatham since its incorporation. 

Preston. — Named October, 1687. 

In New London until October, 174S; since then in Norwich. 

Prospect. — Incorporated May, 1S27, from Cheshire and Waterbury. 

In Wallingford until May 27, 1S29; since then in Cheshire. 

Putnam. — Incorporated May, 1855, from Thompson, Pomfret, and Killingly. 
In Thompson until July 5, 1S56; since then in Putnam. 

Redding. — Incorporated May, 1767, from Fairfield. 

In Fairfield until January session, 1782; then in D anbury until May 
24, 1839; since then in Redding. 

Ridgefield. — Incorporated October, 1709. 

In Fairfield until May session, 172S; then in Stamford until October 
session, 1746; then in Danhury until June 10, 1S41; since then in 
Ridgefield. 



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Rocky Hill. — Incorporated May, 1843, from Wethersfield. 
In Hartford since its incorporation. 

Roxbury. — Incorporated October, 1796, from Woodbury. 

In Woodbury until June 6, 1842; since then in Roxbury. 

Rye (N. Y.) — In Connecticut from 1665 to 1683. 

Probably under the jurisdiction of the Particular Courts until May 
session, 1666; then probably in Fairfield until 1633. 

Salem. — Incorporated May, iSig, from Colchester, Lyme, and Montville. 

In New London and East Haddam, partly in each, the part taken 
from Lyme being in New London until July 9, 1841; the part taken 
from Montville being in New London fFom June 3, 1824, until July 9, 
1841 (previous to June 3, 1S24, it had apparently been overlooked and 
not assigned to any probate district); the part taken from Colchester 
being in East Haddam until May 29, 1832, then in Colchester until 
July 9, 1841. In Salem since July 9, 1S41. 

Salisbury. — Incorporated October, 1741. 

In New Haven until October session, 1742; then in Litchfield until 
October session, 1755; then in Sharon until June 16, 1847; since then 
in Salisbury. 

Saybrook. — Settled 1635, and was a separate colony until it united with Con- 
necticut in 1644. 

Under the jurisdiction of the Particular Courts from 1644, until May 
session 1666; then in New London until October session, 1719; then in 
Guilford until May session, 1780; since then in Saybrook. 

Scotland. — Incorporated May, 1S57, from Windham. 
In Windham since its incorporation. 

Setauket (now Brookhaven, N. Y.) — In Connecticut from 1661 to 1664. 
Probably under jurisdiction of the Particular Court. 

Seymour. — Incorporated May, 1850, from Derby. 
In New Haven since its incorporation. 

By recent legislation it will be annexed to Derby in 1899. 

Sharon. — Incorporated October, 1739. 

In New Haven until October session, 1742; then in Litchfield until 
October session, 1755; since then in Sharon. 

Sherman. — Incorporated October session. 1802, from New Fairfield. 
In New Milford until June 4, 1S46; since then in Sherman. 

Simsbury. — Named May session, 1670. 

In Hariford until May session, 1769; since then in Simsbury. 

Somers. — Incorporated 1734. In Massachusetts until 1749. 

In Hampshire County (Northampton) until 1749; then in Hartford 
until May session, 1759; tnen m Stafford until May 31, 1826; then in 
Ellington until June 3, 1S34; since then in Somers. 



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South Lyme. — Incorporated May, 1S55, from Lyme. Name changed to Old 
Lyme in 1S57. 
In Lyme until after the change of name. 

South Windsor. — Incorporated May, 1845, from East Windsor. 
In East Windsor since its incorporation. 

Southampton (N. Y.) — In Connecticut from 1645 to 1664. 
Probably under jurisdiction of the Particular Court. 

Southbury. — Incorporated May, 1787, from Woodbury. 
In Woodbury since its incorporation. 

Southington. — Incorporated October, 1779, from Farmington. 

In Farmington until May 24, 1825; since then in Southington. 

Southold (N. Y.) — Settled 1640. In Connecticut, New Haven Colony, until 
1664. 
In New Haven. 

Sprague. — Incorporated May, 1861, from Lisbon and Franklin. 
In Norwich since its incorporation. 

Stafford. — Settled 17 19. 

In. Hartford until May session, 1759; since then in Stafford. 

Stamford. — Settled 1640. 

In New Haven until May session, 1666; then in Fairfield until May 
session, 1728; since then in Stamford. 

Sterling. — Incorporated May, 1794, from Yoluntown. 

In Plainfield until June 17, 1852; since then in Sterling. 

Stonington. — Incorporated October, 1658, by Massachusetts. 

Was for some years claimed by both Connecticut and Massachusetts, and 
the location of its early probate records is doubtful; perhaps a part will 
be found in Massachusetts and a part in the records of Particular Courts 
in Connecticut; then in New London until October session, 1766; since 
then in Stonington. 

Stratford. — Settled 1639. 

Under jurisdiction of the Particular Courts until May session, 1666; 
then in Fairfield until May session, 17S2; since then in Stratford. 

Suffield. — Incorporated by Massachusetts, May, 1674; annexed to Connecticut, 
May, 1749. 

In Hampshire County (Northampton, Mass.) until May, 1749; then in 
Hartford, except that the part lying west of the mountain was annexed 
to Granby May session, 1S07, until May session, 1S21; since then in 
Suffield. 

Thomaston. — Incorporated May, 1S75, from Plymouth. 

In Waterbury until June, 1S82; since then in Thomaston. 

Thompson. — Incorporated May, 17S5, from Killingly. 

In Pomfret until May 25, 1S32; since then in Thompson. 



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Tolland. — Named May, 1715. 

In Hartford until May session, 1759; tnen * n Stafford until June 4, 
1830; since then in Tolland. 

Torrington. — Incorporated October, 1740. 

In New Haven until October session, 1742; then in Litchfield until 
June 16, 1847; since then in Torrington. 

Trumbull. — Incorporated October, 1797, from Stratford. 

In Stratford until June 4, 1840; since then in Bridgeport. 

Union. — Incorporated October, 1734. 

In Windham until May session, 1752; then in Pomfret until May 
session, 1759; since then in Stafford. 

Vernon. — Incorporated October, i8o3, from Bolton. 

In Hebron until May session, 1814; then in Stafford until May 31, 
1826; since then in Ellington. 

Voluntown. — Named May, 1708. 

In New London until May session, 1726; then in Windham until May 
session, 1747; then in Plainfield until June 4, 1830; then in Volun- 
town until April 3, 1S89; since then in Norwich. 

Wallingford. — Named May, 1670. 

In New Haven until May session, 1776; since then in Wallingford. 

Warren. — Incorporated May, 1786, from Kent. 
In Litchfield since its incorporation. 

Washington. — Incorporated January, 1779, from Woodbury, Litchfield, Kent, 
and New Milford. 

In Litchfield and Woodbury, partly in each, the parts taken from 
Woodbury and New Milford and known as the Society of Judea being 
in Woodbury, until May 22, 1S32; since then in Washington. 

Waterbury. — Named May, 1686. 

In Hartford until October session, 1719; then in Woodbury until 
May session, 1779; since then in Waterbury. 

Waterford. — Incorporated October, 1S01, from New London. 
In New London since its incorporation. 

Watertown. — Incorporated May, 17S0, from Waterbury. 

In Waterbury until June 3, 1S34; since then in Watertown. 

West Hartford. — Incorporated May, 1S54, from Hartford. 
In Hartford since its incorporation. 

Westbrook. — Incorporated May, 1S40, from Saybrook. 

In Saybrook until July 4, 1S53; then in Old Saybrook until July 4, 
1854; since then in Westbrook. 

Westmoreland (Penn.) — Incorporated January, 1774. 

Probably in Litchfield until May session, 1775; then made a distinct 
district by the name of Westmoreland. 



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Weston. — Incorporated October, 1787, from Fairfield. 

In Fairfield until May 22, 1832; then in Weston until July 22, 1875; 
since then in Westport. 

Westport. — Incorporated May, 1835, from Fairfield, Norwalk, and Weston. 
In Westport since its incorporation. 

Wethersheld.— Settled 1635. 

Under the jurisdiction of the Particular Court until May session, 1666; 
since then in Hartford. 

Willington. — Incorporated May, 1727. 

In Hartford until May session, 1759; then in Stafford until June 4, 
1830; since then in Tolland. 

Wilton. — Incorporated May, 1802, from Norwalk. 
In Norwalk since its incorporation. 

Winchester. — Named 1733. Incorporated May, 1 771. 

In Hartford until May session, 1769; then in Simsbury until May 

session, 1779; then in Norfolk until May 31, 1838; since then in 
Winchester. 

Windham. — Incorporated May, 1692. 

In Hartford until October session, 1719; since then in Windham. 

Windsor. — Settled 1637. 

In Hartford until July 4, 1855, except that Ellington Parish, which 
was included in East Windsor at the incorporation of that town, was set 
off to Stafford, May session, 1759; since then in Windsor. 

Windsor Locks. — Incorporated May, 1854, from Windsor. 
In Hartford since its incorporation. 

AVolcott. — Incorporated May, 1796, from Waterbury and Southington. 
In Waterbury since its incorporation. 

Woodbridge. — Incorporated January, 17S4, from New Haven and Milford. 
In New Haven since its incorporation. 

Woodbury. — Named May, 1674. 

In Fairfield until October session, 1719; since then in Woodbury. 

Woodstock. — Incorporated by Massachusetts March, 1690; annexed to Con- 
necticut May, 1749. 

Probably in Suffolk County (Boston, Mass.) until 1731; then in 
Worcester County until May, 1749: then in Windham until May 
session, 1752; then in Pomfret until May 30, 1831; since then in Wood- 
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ANNUAL REPORT 



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May, 1898 



ANNUAL REPORT 



T&%t (Connecticut %izt*xkc& §§ocidy> 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 

MEETING, MAY 24, 1898; 

ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 

AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



HARTFORD 

PUBLISHED BY TICK SOCIETY 

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(Officers of tfye Society 

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President. 

CHARLES J. HOADLY, ------- Hartford. 

Vice-Presidents. 

SAMUEL HART, -------- Hartford. 

JAMES J. GOODWIN, Hartford. 

JAMES TERRY, - New Haven. 

RICHARD A. WHEELER, Stonington. 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR, Bridgeport. 

THEODORE S. GOLD, - Cornwall. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown. 

ELLEN D. LARNED, ------- Thompson. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C BATES, Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

\V. DeLOSS LOVE, -------- Hartford. 

Treasurer. 

JONATHAN F. MORRIS, Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C BATES, -------- Hartford. 

Auditor. 

ROWLAND SWIFT, - Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

JULIUS GAY, Farmington. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, - ' Hartford. 

HORACE E. MATHER, Hartford. 

MARY K. TALCOTT, - - Hartford. 

JANE T. SMITH, Hartford. 

WILLISTON WALKER, - - - - - - - Hartford. 

Library Committee. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, Hartford. 

SAMUEL HART, - - - Hartford. 

SHERMAN W. ADAMS, - Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown. 

ALBERT C. BATES, -------- Hartford. 

LEVERETT BELKNAP, ------- Hartford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

P. H. WOODWARD, -------- Hartford. 

CHARLES B. WHITING. Hartford. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR. Middletown. 



Hesobc Dncorporating 

(Cfye Connecticut historical Society 

Passcb ITCau., \&25. 



Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Brownell, 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, Thomas 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, Isaac Toucey, Nathaniel S. 
VVheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. Williams, Martin 
Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley, Thomas H. Gallaudet, Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W. Doane, Samuel B. Woodward, 
S. H. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, James Gould, Samuel A. Foot, Nathan. 
Johnson, Hawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall, and their associ- 
ates and successors, be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared to 
be, forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut Historical 
Society \ and by that name, they, their associates and successors shall and may 
have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, pleading 
and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey any estate, 
real or personal, to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars; and may 
have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure; may establish rules 
relative to the admission of future members; may ordain, establish, and put 
in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrary to the provisions of 
this charter, or the laws of this State, as shall be deemed necessary for the 
government of said corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges of the 
Superior Court, shall be ex officio members of the Society. 

Said corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President, Vice- 
President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other officers as may be designated from time to time by the by-laws of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holden at the State House in Hart- 
ford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John Trumbull, 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject to be 
revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the General Assembly. 



23ys£an>£ of the Society 



I. MEMBERS. 

1. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding and Honorary 
Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connecticut; and 
no others shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out of the 
State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important public 
service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry, or 
literature generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or resident 
member, until at least one month after his nomination by the Committee on 
Membership; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, at a regular meet- 
ing, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding members 
shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident members, stating 
the reason for such nomination, and the qualifications of the persons proposed 
for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, and there 
shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding officer shall 
declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, if the recom- 
mendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be admitted by the votes 
of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and two dollars 
every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if they reside 
without, the limits of the town of Hartford; or, in lieu thereof, any person 
entitled to be a member may constitute himself a life member by paying at one 
time the sum of twenty-rive dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to signify his 
acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice thereof, and 
to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of becoming a member. 
The payment of the annual assessment shall hereafter constitute a condition of 
continued membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the same for the 
period of six months after the annual meeting of the Society shall be deemed a 
withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one month after the 
adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to every resident member, 



to be signed and returned to the Secretary; and members who shall subscribe 
the same shall thereafter be considered as accepting- the provision respecting 
the annual assessment and the conditions of membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

1. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting by ballot, 
and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be chosen, shall be — 
a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a Recording Secretary, a 
Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Committee on Membership, to consist 
of seven members; Committees on the Library, and on Publication, each to 
consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees shall con- 
stitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomination of the 
Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing Committee, 
and a member of the Membership, Library, and Publication Committees; 
shall preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing Committee; call, by 
himself or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, and deliver or provide for an 
address at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the files, records, and seal 
of the Society; shall give notice to new members of their election, and furnish 
them certificates of membership; keep an accurate journal of the transactions of 
the Society and Standing Committee; and, when directed by the proper officer, 
call meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in behalf 
of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of 
the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; and shall also receive 
all other moneys due. and all donations or bequests of money made to the 
Society; shall pay to the order of the chairman of the Standing Committee such 
sums as may be required for the ordinary expenses of the Society and such as 
the Society may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and faithful 
account of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property and debts 
of the Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render a particular statement, 
to be examined and audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such 
annual meeting for that purpose. 

6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other articles 
deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, before every annual meeting 
of the Society, make a full report to the Library Committee of his doings as 
Librarian during the past year, and of the condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propositions 
for the admission of members. No nominations for membership shall be 
considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular meeting of the 
Society. 



8. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meeting, make 
a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited in the rooms of 
the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing Committee, including in 
such report the annual report of the Librarian. They may make purchases for 
the Library, under the direction of the Society, within the income of the Library 
fund, or to such an amount as may be appropriated by a vote of the Society for 
such purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 
Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 
library of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, 
fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of the Society, and 
make an annual report to the Society. Any three members of this Committee 
may constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a notice for a 
meeting of the Society shall be deemed a notice for the meeting of this 
Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such time and 
place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each 
month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his absence, by 
the Recording Secretary, on the application of three members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in one or 
more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified, seven mem- 
bers shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, other than the 
admission of new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 

IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

1. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in a book 
kept for that purpose. 

2. No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have 
a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may 
at any time be taken by the depositor in person, or delivered on his written 
order. But every deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or withdrawn, shall, 
after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and become the 
property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 
ditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 

V. LIBRARY. 

I. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belonging 
to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate charge of the 
Librarian, acting under the direction of the Library Committee. 



2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 
time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Library Committee; 
and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the room, without a special vote 
of the Society, except by the Committee on Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. Thomas Day, 
the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and subscriptions 
which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund — the income 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Publication Committee, 
towards the expense of such publications as may be ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, held 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



Ctnnual (tbbvess. 



MEMBERSHIP. 

Fifteen new members have been elected to the Society dur- 
ing the past year; and five resident members, including 
three life members, and one honorary and two corresponding 
members have deceased. This makes the present membership 
337, comprising 313 resident members, of whom 52 are life 
members, 4 honorary, and 20 corresponding members. 

Our resident membership is sometimes considered as rather 
local in character, mostly confined to Hartford. An examina- 
tion of our rolls will show that such is not the case. Thirty- 
nine towns, almost one-fourth of the whole number in the 
State, are represented, and every county is included. Six 
members who have removed from Connecticut and are now 
residing in five different States still retain their membership. 

DECEASED MEMBERS. 

Edward Watkinson Wells, a life member, admitted 
October 7, 1845, died at his home on Prospect street, Hart- 
ford, April 24, 1898, at the age of 77. He was a man of quiet 
ways, going about but little, and so was not widely known. 
He was, however, a public-spirited citizen, and was much inter- 
ested in charitable work. In time of membership Mr. Wells 
was one of the earliest members of the Society, only four mem- 
bers, Henry Barnard, Curtis Judson, Gurdon \V. Russell, and 
Jabez H. Hayden, now remaining who antedate him. 

James Hammond Trumbull, a life member, admitted Feb- 
ruary 16, 1847, corresponding secretary 1S48 to 1863, presi- 
dent 1863 to 1889, died August 5, 1897. He was born in 
Stonington in 1S21 and entered Yale College in his seventeenth 
year, but was obliged to withdraw on account of ill health. 
In 1S47, before which time he had assisted in preparing a list 
of the birds, fishes, reptiles, and shells of Connecticut, he set- 
tled in Hartford and for the next five years was clerk in the 
office of the Secretary of State, and again from 1858 to 186I; 



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and was Secretary of State for the five years next following-. 
In 1854 he became the first State Librarian. In 1863 he was 
appointed Librarian of the newly founded Watkinson Library, 
and continued in that capacity until the close of 1890. when he 
resigned and received the title of emeritus. As a foremost 
student of the languages of the American Indians he was widely 
known. He was the author and editor of numerous works 
and papers, among which are the first three volumes of the 
Colonial Records of Connecticut, and several works relating to 
the Indian languages. 

William Cothren, admitted November 9, 1852, and begin- 
ning in 1857 was for twenty-eight years a vice-president of the 
Society. He became a life member March 3, 1896. Mr. Coth- 
ren was born in Farmington, Me., in 1819, and died in 
Woodbury, March 11, 1898. He was graduated from Bow- 
doin College in 1843, received his second degree there in 
1846, and in 1847 received the degree of M. A. ad eundem 
from Yale. Removing to Woodbury, this State, in 1844 he 
was admitted to the Litchfield County Bar the next year and 
followed his profession during his whole life, practicing before 
the U. S. Circuit and Supreme Courts. He was a prominent 
Mason, a member of several historical societies, and of the 
Connecticut S. A. R. It was as a local historian and genealo- 
gist that Mr. Cothren was perhaps most widely known, his 
history of Woodbury in three volumes being considered a model 
of its kind, and being supplemented by several lesser historical 
works. 

John Caldwell Parsons, admitted November 3, 1S91, 
died March 11, 1898. Major Parsons, as he was usually called 
since his service in that capacity in the Governor's Foot Guard 
from 1875 to 1877, was a life-long resident of Hartford, and 
one of its best known and most respected citizens. After being 
graduated at Yale in 1S55 and taking a course at the Harvard 
Law School he was admitted to the Bar, but his practice was 
largely that of counsel and advice. Mr. Parsons was of a 
retiring nature and never sought office; but he filled numerous 
positions of trust and responsibility, and was widely known for 
his business sagacity and universally respected for his integrity. 
He was always interested in whatever was for the advance- 
ment of Hartford. !...••. 



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Ann Alrelia Welles, admitted November i, 1892; born 
in 1836, and died in this city December 4, 1896. She was a 
daughter of the late J. Hubbard and Susan (Bennett) Welles, 
a descendant in the eighth generation of Governor Thomas 
Welles, and also descended from the Lord, Pitkin, Ellsworth, 
and other well known families. She was for forty years a 
member of the South Church, and was always deeply interested 
in religious and benevolent work and in Home and Foreign 
Missions. 

Elizabeth Chester Bacon, admitted October 2, 1894, 
widow of Leonard H. Bacon, and mother of Dr. William T. 
Bacon of this city, died at the home of her son on June 12, 
1897. She was daughter of the late Deacon William W. 
Turner, and was a member of the First Church. 

Justin Winsor, elected an honorary member July 2, 1889. 
He was born in Boston in 1831, and died in Cambridge, Octo- 
ber 22, 1897. After graduation at Harvard and study in for- 
eign universities he was appointed in 1868 as superintendent 
of the Boston Public Library, and continued in that capacity 
until 1877 when he was appointed librarian of Harvard Uni- 
versity, which position he held until his death. He was one 
of the foremost librarians and historical scholars of the country. 
The most important among his many publications was his 
11 Narrative and Critical History of America." 

William Stevens Perry, elected a corresponding member 
June 2, 1S74, died at Dubuque, Iowa, May 13, 1S98. He was 
born at Providence, R. I., in 1832, and after graduation at 
Harvard was rector at Boston, Mass.; Nashua, N. H.; Port- 
land, Me.; Litchfield, Conn., and Geneva, N. Y., until 1876 
when he was elected Bishop of the diocese of Iowa. He was a 
voluminous and careful writer, especially upon matters concern- 
ing the history of the Episcopal Church in this country. 

Henry Thayer Drowne, elected a corresponding member 
January 3, 188S, died at his home in New York city Decem- 
ber 10, 1S97. He was born in Woodstock, Conn., in 1S22, 
but removed to New York in 1841, where he entered the dry 
goods business. Later he was secretary and then president of 
the National Fire Insurance Company of that city. He was a 
member of various learned bodies and historical societies, and 



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for five years was president of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society. He made many contributions to histori- 
cal works and to genealogy. 

MEETINGS AND PAPERS. 

Our meetings during the year have been almost without 
exception well attended. At five of them the attendance has 
been thirty-five members, besides the few friends who almost 
always drop in to listen to the paper. At one meeting, owing 
to unpleasant weather, only eighteen members attended. 

At the October meeting Captain Charles J. Fuller, on behalf 
of the Regimental Association of the 13th Connecticut Volun- 
teers, presented to the Society a now tattered and frail but 
precious relic, the regimental flag presented to the 13th C. V. 
in 1862 by the loyal women of New Orleans. A paper was 
read by Thomas Snell Weaver on Col. Eliphalet Dyer of Wind- 
ham. It was a careful account of his life and public services, 
and was printed in full in the Courant of October 6. 

Attention was called at the next meeting to an interesting 
case of relics from ancient Egypt, presented by the Egypt 
Exploration Fund at the request of two of our members who 
are subscribers to the fund, Charles Dudley Warner and Prof. 
Charles C. Stearns. A formal vote of thanks was extended to 
our second vice-president, Mr. James J. Goodwin, for M the 
signal service rendered by him to all students of Connecticut 
history in providing for the publication of the first volume of 
Hartford Town Votes as the sixth volume of the Society's Col- 
lections." The paper of the evening was by President George 
Williamson Smith of Trinity College on The French, the Dutch, 
a?id the Six Nations. It was a broad review of the contest for 
supremacy among the different nationalities inhabiting the 
present State of New York. 

A Sketch of the Development of the Presidential Office in Yale 
College by Prof. Franklin B. Dexter was the paper at the 
December meeting. It gave a sketch of each successive presi- 
dency, showing the gradual increase of the president's powers 
and duties. 

On January 4th Hon. Lucius P. Deming read on Jack, the 
Free Slave, telling what little is known of Jack and describing 
his former owners, with general remarks on slavery in New 
England. 



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At the February meeting, which was postponed until the 
fifteenth of the month, Miss Mary L. Bartlett read a paper on 
The American Colo?iies and the Idea of Independence , showing 
that at first it was freedom of action, not independence, that 
was sought. 

Attention was called at the March meeting to a smelling 
bottle presented by Mr. Henry Woodward of Middletown, 
which was formerly the property of Napoleon Bonaparte, and 
was used by him while at St. Helena. At this meeting an 
amendment was voted to Article 2, Section 2, of the Society's 
By-Laws. A paper was read by Prof. Williston Walker, on 
Rev. John Cotton, giving an interesting sketch of his life and 
labors, and describing his published works. 

A letter was read at the April meeting from Rev. Charles E. 
Stowe, accompanying the gift from him of the enormous peti- 
tion signed by more than half a million of the women of Eng- 
land, and presented by them in 1853 tothew T omen of America, 
urging the abolition of slavery in this country. This petition 
was formerly the property of his mother, the late Harriet 
Beecher Stowe. 

The paper of the evening was by Mr. Horace Day of New 
Haven on The Regicides. It gave a detailed account of the 
troubles in England which culminated in the execution of King 
Charles. 

At the May meeting a paper -was read by Albert C. Bates on 
The Co?inccticut Gore La?id Company. It described the deed- 
ing to the company of a tract of land now in New York State 
in payment for completing the Connecticut State House, and 
the long controversy that followed ending in the renunciation 
by Connecticut of her title to the tract. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

Our sixth volume of Collections, which was noted in my last 
report as almost through the press, has been completed, and 
was forwarded to our exchanges last July. Its 339 pages of 
text contained a careful transcript of all the votes of the Town 
of Hartford from 1635 to 17 16. Suffield no longer has the dis- 
tinction of being the only town in the State whose early official 
acts have been printed. 

Some progress has been made on the seventh volume of Col- 
lections, 300 pages being already in print. It will contain 



orderly books, journals, and other similar documents pertain- 
ing to Connecticut's share in the Revolution. 

Our Annual Report for 1897, a pamphlet of 62 pages, con- 
tains, besides the usual reports and statistics, a sketch of the 
Probate Districts of the State which has proved very useful. 

CONNECTICUT HISTORY. 

The paper, The House of Hope of tlie First Connecticut Settlers, 
written by our former member, the late Mrs. Ellen Terry 
Johnson, and read at our meeting in March, 1897, by Mr. 
P. H. Woodward, has been handsomely printed by the Con- 
necticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

The paper by Mr. Henry T. Blake of New Haven, on Wyom- 
ing, or Connecticut' s East India Compa?iy, read before this 
Society in March and April, 1893, * s printed in the last Report 
of the Fairfield County Historical Society. 

In addition to the publications of this Society and the usual 
publications of the State, such as session laws, registers and 
•departmental reports, the following works published during 
the last two years may be noted as of particular interest to 
students of Connecticut history and genealogy: 

Ashley genealogy. F. 13. Trowbridge. 
Atwell genealogy. C. B. Atwell. 

Bishop family of Connecticut. In Putnam's Historical Magazine. 
Bovven genealogy. E. A. Bowen. 
Chatfield genealogy. W. C. Sharpe. 

Clark, A. H. Complete Roster of Col. David Waterbury, Jr's., regiment of 
Connecticut Volunteers. 

Coe-Ward memorial. L. E. Coe. 

History of Connecticut. B. Trumbull (reprint). 

Early Connecticut marriages. F. W. Bailey. 

Index to private laws and special acts of Connecticut. 

Connecticut Quarterly. 

Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution Year Book. 

Coventry births, marriages, baptisms, and deaths, 1711-1S44. S. W. Dimock. 

Danbury bicentennial. 

History of Danbury. S. B. Hill. 

.Silas Deane papers and correspondence (N*. V. Hist. Soc. publications). 

Dexter, F. B. Yale biographies and annals, 1745-1763. 

Dickinson genealogy. F. Dickinson. 

Doty-Doten genealogy. E. A. Doty. 

Fairfield County Historical Society reports and papers, 1S96-97. 

Farmington soldiers in colonial wars. J. Cay. 

History of Goshen. A. G. Hibbard. 



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History of the plantation of Menunkatuck (Guilford). B. C. Steiner. 

Gurley genealogy. A. E. Gurley. 

Harvey, O. J. History of Lodge No. 61, F. & A. M., Wilkes- Barre, Penn. 

Higley genealogy. M. C. Johnson. 

Jarvis centenary. 

Killingly church records. In Putnam 1 s Historical Magazine. 

Kimberly pedigree. 

Lee genealogy, 2d edition. L. & S. F. Lee. 

Leffingwell genealogy. A. & C. W. Lefhngwell. 

History of Montville. H. A. Baker. 

History of the first church, New London. S. L. Blake. 

Muster rolls of New York provincial troops. In Report of the N. Y. State 
Historian; also N. Y. Hist. Soc. publications. 

Newton and Wallbridge genealogies. N. Lull and W. S. Wallbridge. 

Orton genealogy. E. Orton. 

Portland Burying Ground Association and its cemetery. 

Preston births, marriages, and deaths. In Putnam's Historical Magazine. 

Roberts genealogy. F. F. Starr. 

1 50th Anniversary of the Congregational Church at Salisbury. 

Saltonstall genealogy. L. Saltonstall. 

Record of births, marriages, and deaths in Sharon, 1721-1S79. L. Van' 
Alstyne. 

Jonathan Trumbull, an address. H. C. Robinson. 

Whittlesey genealogy. C. B. Whittlesey. 

Williams and Gallup genealogy. C. F. Williams. 

The opening to the public on January 12 of the Wood col- 
lection of Connecticut birds and eggs, lately presented to the 
Hartford Scientific Society, and placed on exhibition in our 
lower room, has caused a large increase in the number of visi- 
tors, particularly children, to the building and to our rooms. 
The Opening was inaugurated with a largely attended illus- 
trated lecture on birds in our Hall by Mr. Frank M. Chap- 
man, assistant curator of the American Museum of Natural 
History, New York. The collection is now open to the public 
every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. 

At their session in January, 1897, the General Assembly 
passed an act adopting a State Flag, which would seem to be 
not altogether necessary, since we have been able to do without 
such an act for more than two centuries and a half. Nor, in 
my judgment, is a rococo design for the shield on which the 
arms are depicted either in good taste or scientifically correct, 
nor has it the sanction of antiquity. 

A bill was brought before the 1895 session of the General 
Assembly for the appointment of a Record Commissioner in 



this State, whose duties should be similar to the duties of the 
same official in Massachusetts. And, although the bill was 
received with favor by the committee before whom a hearing 
on the subject was given, and it was known to have many 
friends throughout the State, yet it failed to pass. The neces- 
sity for such a commissioner continually increases as time goes 
on. In many of our towns the officials having records in their 
charge do not appreciate the public value of many of the minor 
records at least, or the almost national interest which attaches 
to the oldest records of some of our early settled towns. They 
are allowed to be carelessly handled by persons who do not 
appreciate their value — often they are not in the possession of 
the person who is properly their custodian — while some records, 
as those of extinct churches, ecclesiastical and school societies, 
and proprietors of common lands, have no proper custodian. 
These and many others are now in private hands or in other 
places where they are much exposed to danger of loss or 
destruction by carelessness or fire. Many of the earliest records 
are fast becoming worn beyond the possibility of restoration, 
and should be copied without delay by some person competent 
to do the work. 

The Reports of the Massachusetts Record Commissioner 
show that he is doing a work whose value both now and for 
the future cannot be overestimated; while the Reports them- 
selves are not the least valuable part of his work. 

Cannot Connecticut follow the good example of her neigh- 
bor State and appoint a person whose duty it shall be to have 
a general supervision of our records? Can we as a Society, or 
as individuals, undertake any- more important work than to 
urge in every suitable manner the appointment of a Connecti- 
cut Record Commissioner? 

A word in conclusion: By your favor I hold the office of 
president of this Society, an honor which one of my predeces- 
sors is reported to have said he would prefer to that of being 
Governor of the State; and I have held the office by four 
unanimous elections, for which I return my best thanks to the 
Society; but I now think it is time for me to retire and let 
some younger and more efficient person take the place, for 
before the first meeting after our usual summer vacation I shall 
have accomplished the age of three-score and ten years, and I 



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am not insensible to various infirmities which the progress of 
time has brought and left with me: In particular my sight 
has become so much impaired that I read or write with diffi- 
culty, and have been obliged to our secretary, Mr. Bates, for 
making out the statistics of the Society for this year and the 
last. So I most respectfully think it would be for the best 
interests of the Society for me to decline to be considered as a 
candidate for reelection at this time. 



Charles J. Hoadly, 

President. 



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JAMES HAMMOND TRUMBULL. 

At the regular meeting of the Society, October 5, 1897, 
President Hoadly made the following remarks: 

11 Since our last meeting one of my predecessors has passed 
away who had filled the office of president of this Society for 
more than a quarter of a century. The general outline of his 
life has been published in the newspapers, so that I need not 
detail it. I have known Dr. Trumbull for nearly fifty years. 
He was a most industrious person and his information upon 
almost any and every subject that could be started was very 
extensive. His memory was ready and his knowledge accu- 
rate. I think we shall agree that he was the foremost scholar 
in Hartford. The State is much indebted to him for editing 
the first three volumes of our Colonial Records. It is not 
likely that there was any one living in the State who could 
have done the work so well, and if any one should say that it 
could now be better done it is certain that it could not were 
it not that through Dr. Trumbull's labors we are better 
acquainted with the earlier settlers. His doctorate was received 
from three universities, and it is seldom that the degree is so 
worthily bestowed. The crowning work of Dr. Trumbull's 
life was the building up of the Watkinson Library. I do not 
know of any one in Hartford who could have done so well in 
his position there as he did." 

On motion of Dr. Hart it was voted that a committee be 
appointed to prepare further minutes upon the death of Dr. 
Trumbull. The committee chosen consisted of Dr. Samuel 
Hart, Dr. Charles J. Hoadly, and Frank B. Gay. 

At the regular meeting of the Society November 3, 1897, 
F. B. Gay, for the committee appointed at the last meeting, 
presented the following minute, which was approved and 
ordered to be entered on the records: 

The Connecticut Historical Society takes the earliest oppor- 
tunity of placing on record a tribute of respect to the memory 



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of the Hon. James Hammond Trumbull, IX. D., for more than 
twenty-five years its president, and long one of its most hon- 
ored and valued members. Conspicuous as he was for his 
learning in various departments of knowledge, he will always 
be remembered for his wide acquaintance with the history of 
this Colony and State, and for the contributions which he made 
to its published annals. While others will gratefully acknowl- 
edge their indebtedness to him in other matters, this Society 
knows him as an historical student of rare ability, unwearied 
patience of investigation, and great clearness and accuracy of 
statement. And the Society desires to convey to his family 
the assurance of its respectful sympathy. 

Samuel Hart, \ 

C. J. Hoadly, > Committee. 

Frank B. Gay, / 

A true extract from the records. 

Albert C. Bates, 

Recording Secretary. 



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librarian's Hepori 



Mr. President and Members of the Society: 

The year 1897 brought to the library 4,868 readers, a greater 
number unquestionably than has ever before used the 
library in any one year, their number varying from 344 in July 
to 533 i n February, and making a daily average for the year 
of over sixteen and one-half. Unless the library grows beyond 
present expectation the yearly average of readers will probably 
not increase beyond this record for 1897. Already, I regret to 
say, some of our readers from other parts of the State have 
discovered that we are not keeping up with the new local his- 
tories and genealogies as they are issued, and they are begin- 
ning to visit other libraries rather than ours. I do not wish to 
bore you with a statement of the wants of the Society, and will 
only say that the need for further funds for the increase of the 
library is great. 

Among the books of interest acquired during the year and 
not elsewhere mentioned are Vivian's Visitations of Devon and 
the Herts Genealogist and Antiquary, vol. 2, the gift of our 
vice-president, James J. Goodwin; the 25th volume, the index, 
of Stevens's Facsimiles of Manuscripts in European Archives 
relating to America, the gift of the late Junius S. Morgan of 
Eondon, and without doubt the finest series of reproductions 
ever issued relating to American history; the Delaware His- 
torical Society has sent us volumes 1 and 2 of its papers and 
the Records of Holy Trinity Church, Wilmington; the new edi- 
tion of Miss Sanford's History of Erie Co., Penn., has been 
sent us by the author; the Berkshire Historical Society's col- 
lections were procured by exchange; the publishers, Houghton, 
Mifflin & Co., have sent the new illustrated edition of Fiske's 
Critical Period of American History. The Society has also 
purchased History of Little Nine Partners, New York; Records 
of New Amsterdam; Hammett Papers; Essex Co. Historical 
and Genealogical Register; Vital Record of Rhode Island, vol. 



9; Records of Smith town, L. I.; Sellick's History of Norwalk; 
Narragansett Historical Register; Early Massachusetts Mar- 
riages; Freeman's History of Cape Cod. 

The family of the late Gideon Welles have presented ioo 
volumes and 375 pamphlets and maps, mostly Government 
publications and miscellaneous matter. The heirs of Mrs. 
Martha Brown have given 62 duplicate Connecticut State 
Registers, which will be useful for exchanges. Frank B. Gay 
gave 125 miscellaneous books and pamphlets; and Miss A. M. 
Lord, of Pomfret, gave So volumes and 75 pamphlets, includ- 
ing a few that were very desirable. The Hartford Printing 
Co., Elihu Geer's Sons, made their annual donation of direc- 
tories of other cities, comprising 70 volumes. 

The following have been added during the year to our news- 
paper collection: 

American Messenger, 1850-54. 

Connecticut Courier, Bridgeport, 1S20-26, incomplete. 

Connecticut Herald, New Haven, April, 1S61, to August, 1864. 

Independent, New York, 1849. 

Nexv York Observer, 1836-65, 186S-84, i.SSS. 

Repertory, New York, 1807, 1808. 

Republican Farmer, Bridgeport, 1S19-34, incomplete. 

Burr Brothers, proprietors of the Hartford Times, also pre- 
sented us with 157 bound volumes of miscellaneous New York, 
Washington, Richmond, and Hartford papers ranging from 
1820 to i860. The Hartford Public Library has deposited 
with us: 

American Mercury, 1 799. v 

Connecticut Courant, 17S3-1822, 21 vols. 
Connecticut Mirror, 1S09-17, 6 vols. 
New York Herald, 1809-II, 1 vol. 

Our genealogical alcove has received the following additions 
during the year: Adams, Adams, Allen, Allen, Atwell, Avery, 
Bangs, Beard, Bird, Bowdoin, Bradlee, Bradbury, Cheney, 
Clarke, Coe (ancestry), Collins, Converse, Deuel (see Allen), 
Dickinson, Doty, Elderkin, Ely, Fowler, Freeman, Fuller, 
Gallup (see Williams), Giddings, Goodwin, Gurley, Halsey, 
Harwood, Hull, Jaudon, King, King, Lee, Lee (chart), Lef- 
fingwell, Lentilhon and de Tours (chart), Loveland, McKinley 
(ancestry), Mansfield, Morris, Nelson, Pope, Pratt, Prime, 
Ruggles, Saltonstall, Sands, Sehell. Sherman, Spencer, Steiner, 



Sweet, Sweetland, Temple (three editions), Thomas, Turner, 
Van Alstyne, Ward (see Coej, Warner, Weeks, W T elles .'chart;, 
Whittlesey, Wilbur, Williams, Winthrop. These works raise 
the number of genealogical titles on our shelves to a total 

of 975- 

The Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames has made a fur- 
ther deposit with us of the following books: 

Stoddard's Allen genealogy, 1S91. 

Morris' Morris genealogy, 1S04. 

Parish Register of Middlesex Co., Va., 1897. 

Society of Colonial Wars of Illinois, 1S97. 

The following manuscripts have been acquired during the 
year: 

Sherman IV. Adams, Hartford. 

Account book kept in East Hartford, 1835-40. 

Roger Storrs' day-book, 17S7, 17S8. 

Seth Terry's book of estates and agencies, 1825-52. 

S. W. Adams' paymaster's accounts U. S. Navy, 1862, 1863. 

Muster rolls and descriptive lists U. S. Gunboat Somerset, 1862-64. 

F. Clarence Bissell, Willimantic. 

Copy of roll of David Tarbox's company, April 1, 1777. 

Dr. Gardner Cox, Holyoke, Mass. 

Some account of the Smiths of Lyme. 

Kate L. Hayden, Hartford. 

Two letters written by Solomon Porter, New York, January, 1795. t' 

Diploma from Hartford Female Seminary, 1834. 
Autographs of Hartford teachers, 1821-25. 

Mrs. C. F. Linsley, Meriden. 

Account book of Hooker & Chaff e, Sufneld, 1796. 

Joseph McClellan, Woodstock. 

Lebanon town accounts kept by William Williams, 1759-67, 17S9-96. 
Lebanon rate list, 1761. 

Jonathan F. Morris, Hartford. 

Ebenezer Flower's account books, 4 vols., 1S16-41. 

Solomon Whitman's account book, about 17S5-1S00. » 

Charles //. Owen, Manchester. 

Subscription, Hartford, February 18, 1S56, to buy rifles for citizens of 
Kansas. 

Francis H. Parker, Hartford. 

Descendants of William Lord of Say brook. 

Helen F. Smith, A T ew York City. 

Correspondence and papers of Gov. John Cotton Smith, 116 pieces. 



Rev. Charles E. Storoe, Sim&bury. 

Petition in favor of abolition of slavery in the United States. 

Late J. Hammond Trumbull, Hartford. 

Notes relating to the American Indians, chiefly the work of Miss F. M. 
Caulkins. 

Charles T. Wells, Hartford. 

Sermon by Rev. Isaiah Dunster, 1787. 

P. H. Woodward, Hartford. 

Minutes and stock ledger of Putnam Fire Insurance Company, Hartford. 

Purchased. 

Agreement signed (by mark) by about 50 Indians of Farmington, 1688. 

The accessions during the year, other than manuscripts, 
have been by purchase, 4S volumes, 27 pamphlets; by exchange, 
37 volumes, 38 pamphlets; by donation, 1,120 volumes, 861 
pamphlets, and 86 miscellaneous; a total of 1,205 volumes, 926 
pamphlets, and 86 miscellaneous, or 2,217 pieces in all besides 
manuscripts. 

Repairs have been made on the bindings of five volumes at 
a cost of $3. A few pamphlets have been bound at a cost of 
9^2 cents each. Ninety-six volumes have been bound at an 
average cost of 97 cents each; the price per volume ranging 
from 55 cents to $1.50; and in one case to $2.50. The majority 
of the binding has been done in Boston, the remainder in 
Hartford. 

Our set of the valuable publications of the Smithsonian 
Institution is worthy of note for its completeness. The follow- 
ing series are entirely complete: Contributions to knowledge, 
Miscellaneous Collections, Annual Reports, Proceedings of 
the Anthropological, Biological, and Philosophical Societies of 
Washington, Toner Lectures,. Reports of the Bureau of Eth- 
nology, Reports on Recent Progress in Science, and Reports 
of the American Historical Association. Volume 10 of the Pro- 
ceedings, Xos. 33, 34, 35, 37, 38 of the Bulletins, and Nos. 31, 
34, of the Circulars of the U. S. National Museum are lacking. 
The List of Books for Collectors and Explorers lacks Nos. 366, 
460. Of the publications not in any regular series, C, O, 9, 
31, 64, 65, 66, 68, 93, 116, 157, 217, 225, 260, 359, 38S, and 
523 (if published) are lacking. 

Our collection of old almanacs, particularly of Connecticut 
imprints, is quite extensive, but many issues are yet needed to 



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make the sets complete. Members are requested to have the 
Society in mind whenever any early almanacs come to their 
notice. 

The Society possesses a small but very representative collec- 
tion of stone implements and ornaments made and used by the 
Connecticut Indians. The collection includes mortars, pestles, 
corn crushers, hoes, axes, celts, spear and arrow points, pipes, 
pendants, gorgets, ceremonial axes, knives, etc. There are 
also a few almost invaluable pieces made and used by the East- 
ern Indians, such as woven cloth, bead and porcupine quill 
work, copper and shell beads, wampum, bows, clubs, etc. It 
is very desirable that a local collection such as this should be 
increased, and any additions to it will be welcomed. 

Two large portfolios have been procured, into which have 
been laid many of our engravings, pictures, and smaller 
maps. 

Attention was called in my last report to ' ' the carelessness, 
or worse, which many readers exhibit in handling and using 
our books." The importance of the subject calls for further 
remark. The books here are freely open to the use of all, and 
all are welcome, member of the Society or non-member, friend 
or stranger, resident of Connecticut or of California. They 
are the Society's and the public's books, not the property of 
any individual. The individual may use his own books as he 
pleases; but he has no right to handle the Society's books 
carelessly or thoughtlessly. Some readers thoughtlessly mark 
books with ink or pencil, or moisten their fingers to more 
easily turn the leaves, or turn down parts of leaves. Others 
force a book to remain open by stretching it until the back 
cracks, or stretch it open until its covers meet at the back, or 
place one book upon another which is open, or lay an open 
book face downwards. These things, as well as the use of pen 
and ink or the making of tracings except by permission, should 
be avoided. 

My attention has been called to two errors in the u Histori- 
cal Notes on the Probate Districts of Connecticut." printed as 
an appendix to my last report. The records of Sharon Dis- 
trict previous to 1S47 are not in Salisbury, but in Sharon; 
although the law says that they shall <4 be deposited with and 
kept by " the Judge of the District of Salisbury. The Town 



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of Colchester was in New London District until October ses- 
sion, 1708, when it was transferred to Hartford District. 

Many questions are asked about the New London Probate 
records, and in response to an inquiry Judge Coit sends me the 
following: 

The Probate Records are as follows: Journals from May 29, 1700, to April, 
22, 1763, and from September 14, 17S1, to the present day. The original files 
are in existence except from 1777 to 17S1. These files may not be seen as they 
are in a dilapidated condition, but they are being copied into record books, 
which books are accessible to the public. The . first paper thus recorded is 
dated January 16, 1675, and the fourth volume, now completed, extends to 
1742. There are very few papers recorded prior to 1700. Our records since 
1781 are complete. 

A matter worthy of the Society's consideration is that of 
some better arrangement of our manuscripts. They at present 
lie in piles and bundles upon the shelves of our manuscript 
vault. I would suggest the propriety of suitably arranging 
and binding many of them. Some of the series were mounted 
preparatory to binding many years ago. It would be an easy 
matter to have these placed in suitable covers. Others, such 
as the Gov. John Cotton Smith, the Jeremiah Wadsworth, the 
Jonathan, Joseph and David Trumbull papers, and other smaller 
series should be mounted according to more modern methods 
and suitably bound. Still other manuscripts which are of suf- 
ficient size and importance should be separately bound. Seven 
volumes of the Patterson manuscripts and one presented by 
Mr. F. H. Parker have already been bound, and some twenty- 
five other genealogical manuscripts should be similarly treated. 

One collection of papers which is well worth binding is that 
relating to the ' ' Seperatist ' ' movement in this State. The 
Wadsworth Athenaeum has deposited with us a collection of 
papers on the subject recently presented to it by Prof, and 
Mrs. S. F. Upham of Madison, N. J. This with the collection 
presented some three years since by our vice-president, Mr. 
James Terry, form an interesting lot. It may surprise you to 
know that there were " Seperate " churches in the following 
Connecticut towns and villages, and possibly in others: Boz- 
rah, Canaan, Canterbury, Colchester, Cornwall, Hast Lyme, 
Enfield, Franklin, Hamden, Killingly, Lyme, Middletown First 
and Second Churches, Montville, New Milford, North Groton, 
North Stonington, Norwich, Plainfield, Preston, Prospect, 



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Pomfret, Scotland, Somers, South Groton, Stonington, Suffield, 
Torrington, Vol un town, Wallingford, Waterford, Waterbury, 
Westfield, Windham. The "Seperate" churches in Brook- 
haven and Southold (First and Second), Long Island, also asso- 
ciated with those of Connecticut. 

Appended to this report is a list of the principal books on our 
shelves relating to the local history of Maine, New Hampshire, 
and Vermont. 

Respectfully, 

Albp:rt C. Bates, 

Librarian. 



HIatne Socal histories 

IN CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S LIBRARY. 

[Those marked thus (W.) are the property of, and will be found in the adjoining 
room of, the Watkinson library.] 

Belfast. 

White, W. History. Belfast. 1S27. 

Bethel. 

Report of centennial celebration. Portland. 1874. 

BlDDEFORD. 

See Saco. 

Bremen. 

See Bristol. 

Bridgton. 

Cram, M. Historical address. Portland. 1852. 

Bristol. 

Hackelton, M. W. Jamestown of Pemaquid. New York. 1869. 
Johnston, J. History of, and Bremen. Albany.- 1873. 
Sewell, R. K. Pemaquid. 1896. 

Brunswick. 

Wheeler, G. A., and Wheeler, H. W. History of, and of Topsham and 
Harpswell. Boston. 187S. 

Canaan. 

See Norridgewock. 

Farmington. 

Butler, F. G. History. Farmington. 1SS5. 
Parker, T. History. Farmington. 1S46. 

Fryeburg. 

Daveis, C. S. Historical address. Portland. 1S25. (W.) 

Gardiner. 

Hanson, J. W. History of, and of Pittston and West Gardiner. Gardiner. 
1S52. 

GORHAM. 

Pierce, J. History. Portland. 1S62. 

Harpswell. 

See Brunswick. 

Ho LI. TON. 

History. Haverhill. 18S4. 



1SLESB0R0UGH. 

Farrow, J. P. History. Bangor. 1893. 

Kennebunk. 
See Wells. 

Machias. 

Memorial of centennial anniversary. Machias. 1863. 

Mom son. 

Davison, C. Semi-centennial address. Portland. 1872. 

Mount Desert. 

De Costa, B. F. Scenes in the isle. New York. 1868. 

Norway. 

History. Norway. 1S52. 

NORRIDGEWOCK. 

Allen, W. History. Norridgeioock. 1849. 

Hanson, J. W. History of, and Canaan. Boston. 1S49. 

Paris. 

Lapham, W. B., and Maxim, S. P. History. Paris. 1884. 

Piscataquis County. 

Loring, A. History. Portland. 1SS0. 

PlTTSTON. 

See Gardiner. 

Portland. 

Free street Baptist church, manual. Portland. 1S41. 
Perry, W. S. History of Episcopal chh. Portland. 1S63. 
Willis, W. History. Portland. 1S31-33. 
— Journals of T. Smith and S. Deane. Portland. 1849. 

Rockland. 

See Thomaston. 

Saco Valley. 

Ridlon, G. F., sr. Settlements and families. Portland. 1S95. 

Saco. 

Folsom, G. History of, and Biddeford. Saco. 1S30. 

Shapleigh. 

Loring, A. History. Portland. 1S54. 

South Thomaston. 
See Thomaston. 

Thomaston. 

Eaton, C. History of, and of Rockland and South Thomaston. Hallo-cell. 
1865. (2 vols.) 

TOPSHAM. 

See Brunswick. 



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Union. 

Sibley, J. L. History. Boston. 185 1. 

Warren. 

Eaton, C. History. Hattowett, 1S51. 
— History. Hallowcll. 1877. (W.) 

Waterford. 

History. Portland. 1879. 

Wells. 

Bourne, E. E. History of, and of Kennebunk. Portland. 1875. 

West Gardiner. 
See Gardiner. 

Windham. 

Smith, T. L. Historical address. Portland. 1840. 
• — History. Portland. 1873. 

Winthrop. 

Thurston, D. History. Portland. 1855. 

Woodstock. 

Lapham, W. B. History. Portland. 1882. 

York County. 

Deeds, book 1. Portland. 1897. (W.) 



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Ticw Hampshire iocal l7tstortcs 

IN CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S LIBRARY. 

[Those marked thus ( W. ) are the propert}- of, and will be foujid in the adjoining 
room of, the Watkinson Library.] 

Amherst. 

Farmer, J. Historical sketch. Concord. 1837. 

Secomb, D. F. History. Concord. 1883. 

Tovvne, W. B. Historical address. Concord. 1874. 

Antrim. 

Cochraine, W. R. History. Manchester. 1880.' 

Barnstf.ad. 

Jewett, J. P. History. Lowell. 1872. 

Bedford. 

History. Boston. 1S51. 

BOSCAWEN. 

Coffin, C. C. History of, and Webster. Concord. 187S. 
— 150th anniversary of, and Webster. Concord. 1SS4. 

Brookline. 

Sawtelle, I. B. Oration at centennial. Fikhbttrg. 1S69. 

COMPTON. 

Centennial celebration. Concord. 1S6S. 

Candia. 

Eaton, F. B. History. Manchester. 1852. 

Charlestown. 

Sanderson, H. H. History. Claretiiont. [1S76.] 

Chester. 

Chase, B. History. Auburn. 1869. 

Concord. 

Bouton, N. History. Concord. 1856. 
Moore, J. B. Annals. Concord. 1S24. 
Town records, 1732-1S20. Concord. 1S94. 
Walker, T. Diaries of, 1730-S2. Concord. 18S9. 

Coos Country. 

Powers. G. Historical sketches. Haverhill. 1S41. 

Deerfield. 

Sec Nottingham. 



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Dover. 

Root, D. Bicentennial sermon. Dover. 1839. 

DUNBA&TON, 

Stark, C. History. Concord, i860. 

Exeter. 

Bell, C. H. History. Exeter. 1888. 

FlTZWILLIAM, 

Norton, J. F., and Whittemore, J. History. New York. 1S88. 

GlLMANTON. 

Lancaster, D. History. Gilmanton. 1845. 

Gilsum. 

Hayward. S. Manchester. 188 1. 

Hampton. 

Dow, J. Historical address. Concord. 1S39. 
— History. Salem. 1893. (2 vols.) 

Hancock. 

Hayward, W. W. History. Lowell. 1889. 

Hanover. 

Chase, F. History of, and Dartmouth College. Cambridge. 1891. 

Hillsborough. 

Densmore, L. W. Old meeting house. Boston. 1S90. 
Smith, C. J. Annals. Satibornion. 1841. 

Hollis. 

Worcester, S. T. History. Boston. 1879. 

Kent. 

Hale, S. Annals. Keene. 185 1. 

Londonderry. 

Parker, E. L. History. Boston. 185 1. 

Manchester. 

Potter, C. E. History. Manchester. 1856. 

Marlborough. 

Bemis, C. A. History. Boston. 1SS1. 

Mason. 

Hill, J. B. History. Boston. 1S5S. 

New Ipswich. 

History. Boston. 1852. 

Northwood. 

See Nottingham. 

Nottingham. 

Cogswell, E. C. History of, and of Deerfield and Northwood. Man- 
chester. 187S. 



Portsmouth. 

Adams, N. Annals. Portsmouth. 1825. 

Brewster, C. W, Rambles about. Portsmouth. 1869-73. (2 vols.) 

Hackett, F. W. Records, 1645-56. Portsmouth. 1S86. 

Richmond. 

Bassett, W. History. Boston. 1884. 

RlNGE. 

Stearns, E. S. History. Boston. 1S75. 

Rochester. 

McDuffie, F. History. A/anchester. 1892. (2 vols.) 

Salisbury. 

Dearborn, J. J. History. Manchester. 1890. 

Sanbornton. 

Runnels, M. T. History. Boston. 1881-82. (2 vols.) 

Shelhurne. 

Peabody, Mrs. R. P. History. 

Svvanzey. 

Read, B. History. Salem. 1892. 

Temple. 

Blood, II . A. History. Boston, i860. 

Walfole. 

Aldrich, G. As it was and as it is. Claremont. 1880. 

Washington. 

History. Claremont. 1886. 

Webster. ' . »•• ■ 

See Boscawen. 

Windham. 

Morrison, L. A. History. Boston. 1883. (W.) 



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Dermont £ocal histories 

IN CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S LIBRARY. 

[Those marked thus ( W.) are the property of, and will be found in the adjoining 
room of, the Watkinson Library.] 

In General. 

Hemenway, A. M. Vermont Historical Gazetteer. Burlington. 1867-82. 
(4 vols.) (W.) 

BlRMINGTON. 

Jennings, I. Memorials of a century. Boston. 1869. 

Bradford. 

McKeen, S. History. Montpelier. 1875. 

Brattlekoro. 

Burnham, H. Early history. Brattleboro. 1880. 

Castleton. 

Epitaphs of, church yard. 

Currier, J. M. Account of celebration at Mason's Point. 

Cornwall. 

Matthews, L. History. Middlebury. 1862. 

Coventry. 

White, P. H. History. Irasburgh. 1859. 

Dan by. 

Williams, J. C. History. Rutland. 1869. 

Fair Haven. 

Adams, A. N. History. Fair Haven. 1870. 

MlDDLEBlRY. 

Swift, S. History. Middlebury. 1859. 

Montpelier. 

Thompson, D. P. History. Montpelier. i860. 

Newfane. 

Centennial proceedings. Brattleboro. 1877. 

Paw let. 

Hollister, H. History. Albany. 1867. 

PlTTSFORD. 

Caverley, A. M. History. Rutland. 1S72. 
Dedication of Walker memorial. Hartford. 1S95. 

Reading. 

Davis, G. A. Centennial celebration. Bellows Falls. 1S74. 

Rochester. 

[Williams, W. W.] History. Montpelier. 1869. 

Salisbury. 

Weeks, J. M. History. Middlebury. i860. 

SllOREHAM. 

Goodhue, J. F. History. Middlebury. 1S61. 



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FUNDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 
General Fund. 



5 shares Hartford National Bank, - 

15 " Phoenix National Bank, - 

10 " American Ex. Nat. Bank, N. Y., 
10 " Continental National Bank, N. V., 

16 " City Bank, Hartford, 

10 " Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co., 
1 Debenture Bond Iowa Loan & Trust Co., 
Deposit with Society for Savings, 

" Charter Oak Nat. Bank, 
Due from Publication Account, - 
1 Bond Syracuse Coal & Salt Co., $1,000, 



Publication Find. 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., par $50, - $1,000 00 83^- 1,670 00 

Deposit with Society for Savings, - - 2,890 54 — 2,890 54 

2 Bonds Syracuse Coal & Salt Co., $1,000, - — — — 

$3,890 54 $4o6o 54 

Less amount due General Fund, - - 610 59 — 610 59 

$3,279 95 $3,949 95 
Book Fund. 

Deposit with Society for Savings, - $496 82 $496 82 



Par 
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$500 


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139 


$695 OO 


1,500 


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125 


1,875 °° 


1,000 


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174 


1,740 OO 


1,000 


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125 


1,250 OO 


I,6oO 


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107 


1,712 OO 


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166 


1,660 OO 


1,000 


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1,000 OO 


1,562 


86 


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1,562 86 


1-735 


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1,735 93 


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610 59 


1,509 


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$13,841 38 



J. F. Morris, Treasure) 



Hartford, May 1, 1S98. 



I have compared above statements of funds, and find securities in hands of 
the Treasurer. 

Rowland Swift, Auditor. 
Hartford, May iS, iSgS. 



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Members of the Society 



Xtames, Hesibcucc, anb Date of Gbmission. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. 

Adams, Sherman Wolcott, Hartford, Xov. 2, 1S75. 

Allen, Jeremiah Jfervin, Hartford, April 2, 1SS9. 

Allen, Rev. Samuel Howe. Hartford, July 1, 1890. 

Alton, Charles D., M. D., Hartford, Xov. 13, iSSS. 

Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 

Andrus, Henry F., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Atkins, Roswell, Bristol, Xov. 11, 1890. 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, 18S9. 

Bailey, Rev. Frederic William, New Haven, March 3, 1896. 

Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Hartford, Xov. 13, 1894. 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, iS36. 

Barnard, Henry, LL. D., L. H.D., Hartford, May, 1839. 

Bartlett, Mary Leeds, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 18S9. 

Batter son, James Goodiuin, Hartford. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Beech, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford, Oct. I, 1895. 

Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Benton, John Robert, Hartford, Xov. 10, 1S96. 

Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford. Dec. 5, 1393. 

Birdsey, Eli Coe, Meriden, Oct. 2, 1S94. 

Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1S97. 

Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 

Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 

Boardman, William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, 1SS8. 

Boardman, William G., Hartford, March I, 1S92. 

Bond, Henry Richardson, Xew London, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 1SS2. 

Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, Xov. 13, 1S94. 

Brainard, Leverett, Hartford, March 5, 18S9. 

Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Brigham, L. Louise, M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1897. 

Brooks, Isaac W., Torrington, May 5. 1S91. 

Browne, John D., Hartford. Oct. 7, 1S90. 



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Dexter, Franklin Boiuditch, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1882. 
Dunning, Mrs. Emma Ada, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 
Ellsworth, Lemuel Stoughton, Simsbury, Oct. 1, 1895. 
Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 
Ensign, Charles Sidney, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 
Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. 1, 1895. 
Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 
Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 
Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April 1, 1890. 
Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1S89. 
Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1884. 
Fitts, George Henry, Ashford, Feb. 4, 1896. 
Fox, Charles James, M. D., Willimantic, April 6, 1897. 
Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 
Gates, Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 
Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 
Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S83. 
Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. 1, 1887. 
Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1889. 
Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Gillette, Rev. Arthur L., Hartford, July 2, 18S9. 
Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Goldt/ncaite, Charlotte, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1892. 
Goodwin, Alice Howlahd, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1S96. 
Goodwin, Carolyn Alice, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 
Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1S76. 
Goodwin, James Junius, Hartford, Feb, I, 1S87. 
Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 1887. 
Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Graves, Joseph Alvin, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1896. 

Graves, Miles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Grayson, Marion Carter, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1S95. 

Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July 1, 1S73. 

Griswold, Rufus White, M. D., Rocky Hill. Oct. 9, 1SS8. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 18S9. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hamlin, L. Belle, Milford, May 24, 1S9S. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Harper, John Warren, Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S95. 

Harris, Mary Munson, New Haven, May 24, 1S9S. 

Hart, Samuel, D. D., Hartford, July 6, 1S75. 

Hartranft, Chester D., D. D., Hartford, May 7, 1S89. 

Hatch, George E., Hartford, Feb. 5, 1SS9. 

Hawley, Joseph Roswell, Hartford, May 5, 1S6S. 

Hayden, Henry R., East Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Hayden, Jabez Haskell, Windsor Locks, Oct. 1, 1 841. 



Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Henry, Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1897. 

Hibbard, Rev. Augustine G., Goshen, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Hibbard, Ralph G., New Britain, Jan. 8, 1S95. 

Hills, Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1S85. 

Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Hoadly, Charles Jeremy, LL. D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1854. 

Holley, Airs. Sarah Day, Lakeville, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Hooker, John. Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Hooper, Rev. Joseph, Durham, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Howard, Mrs. Angeline Lee, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Howard, Frank Leonard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Howard, James L., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Hulbert, George Huntington, Middletown, May 3, 1892. 

Hungerford, Clarence Catlin, Hartford, March 6, 1894. 

Hunt, Alfred Lovejoy, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1896. 

Huntington, Joseph S., Lyme, Feb. 7, 1854. 

Hurlbut, George Sanford, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Hartford, May 7, 1888. 

Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1892. 

James, Herbert L., Rockville, Nov. 1, 1892. 

*Judson, Curtis, Hartford, April 2, 1844. 

Kellogg, Edward W., M. D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July 1, 1890. 

Knight, William Ward, M. D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1870. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Plartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Lee, Henry, Bridgeport, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Lewis, John B., M. D., Plartford, July 2, 1889. 

Lincoln, Charles L., Hartford, Nov. 11, 1890. 

Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood, Plartford, March 7, 1893. 

Loomis, Dwight, Hartford, 1875. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Ph. D., Plartford, April 6, 1S86. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 1SS6. 

McClellan, Joseph, Woodstock. Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Maltbie, Theodore M., Granby, July 11, 1893. 

Manwaring, Charles William, Hartford. May 24, 1S9S. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, M. D., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1S92. 

Markham, Daniel A., Hartford, May 25, 1S97. 

Markham, Ernest A., M. I)., Durham, Dec. 1, 1S91. 



* Life member in consideration of contribution to the building of the Wadsworth 
Athena:um. 



Markham, Mrs. Grace Upson Goodrich, Hartford. May 25, 1897. 

Martin, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. 1. 1S85. 

Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1S86. 

Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1839. 

Morris, Jonathan Flynt, Hartford, March 7, 1871. 

Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1889. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Peck, Epaphroditus, Bristol, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Perkins, J. Deniing, Litchfield, April 1, 1890. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mary Dwight, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Jan, 4, 1S98. 

Perkins, Mary Elizabeth, Norwich, March 3, 1896. 

Perry, Rev. Alfred Tyler, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1891. 

Perry, Esther Clarinda, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Phillips, Daniel, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Phillips, Ebenezer Sanborn, Bridgeport, May 3, 189S. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895. 

Piatt, Orville H., LL. D., Meriden, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Pope, George, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Potts, William, Farmington, May 5, 1S96. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. 1, 1SS7. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Prince, Frederick William, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, i38S. 

Richards, Ellis G., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1S89. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wethersfield, June 5, 1SS3. 

Robbins, Edward W., Kensington, April 5, 18S7. 

Roberts, George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1S91. 

Robinson, Henry C, LL. D., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Plartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Rogers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1897. 

Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Rowell, Harriet, Hartford, Nov. r, 1892. 

Royce, Philander C, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Russell, Gurdon Wadsworth, M. D., Hartford, April 30, 1S40. 

Russell, Thomas W., Hartford, Oct. I, 1SS9. 

Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1S95. 



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St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

Sanford, George Bliss, U. S. A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Sanger, Marvin H., Canterbury, Oct. I, 1SS9. 

Scott, Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Scott, Merrit Bradford, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Segur, Gideon Cross, M. D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1S91. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1S91. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 18S4. 

Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, April 5, 1898. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Smead, Edward Billings, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Smith, Charles H., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Smith, G. Brainard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Smith, George Williamson, D. D., LL. D., Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Smith, Katherine French, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Spencer, Mary, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Spencer, Richard Pratt, Deep River, May 5, 1S96. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 

Starkweather, Nathan, Hartford, May 29, 1888. 

Starr, Frank Farnsworth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cummings , Hartford, May 29, 18S8. 

Stearns, Henry Putnam, M. D., Hartford, April 5, 1887. 

Stevens, Mary Kate, Newington, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Stillman, Benjamin R., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Battell, Norfolk, March 3, 1896. 

Stone, Charles Greene, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Stone, George F., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Stone, Mrs. Mary C, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Storrs, Mary R., Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 

Storrs, Melanchthon, M. D., Hartford, May 8, 18S3. 

Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Hartford, March 6, 18SS. 

Swift, Rowland, Hartford, June 3, 1S73. 

Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Hartford, May 7, 1S95. 

Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S91. 

Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1S94. 

Tallman, James Hazleton, Hartford. Oct. 4, 1892. 

Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, iSSS. 

Terry, James, New Haven, May 19, 1S6S. 



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Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, t 895. 
Thomas, William Applebie Eardeley, Hartford, May 5, 1896. 
Tracy, Emma Louise, New Haven, Nov. 5, 1S95. 
Tre Fethren, Eugene Byron, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1S91. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1-892. 
Turnbull. Thomas, Jr., M. D., Hartford. Nov. 3, 1891. 
Turner, Elisha, Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 
Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1S89. 
Twitchell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 
Upham, Charles Leslie, Meriden, May 26, 1S96, 
Upson, Lyman Allen, Thompsonville, July II, 1S93. 
Van Alstyne, Lazvrence, Sharon, March 5, iSgs. 
W r alker, George Leon, S. T. D., Hartford, May S, 1SS3. 
Walker, Williston, S. T. D., Hartford, Oct. 6, 1S91. 
Warner, Charles Dudley, L. H. D., Hartford, Jan. 7, 1S62. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Waterous, Mrs. Annie R., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 
Webb, Rodolphus L., West Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 
Weeks, P^gbert O., Hartford, March 5, 1895. 
Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 
Welles, Edgar Thaddeiis, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S94. 
Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1S95. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 1887. 
Welles, Susan Maria, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 
Wells, Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1892. 
Whaples, Meigs Hey wood, Hartford. Nov. 5, 1SS9. 
Wheeler, Richard A., Stonington, June 3, 1873. 
Wheeler, William Ogden, Sharon, April 2, 1S95. 
White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford. Jan. 5, 1897. 
Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 1887. 

Williams, Rt. Rev. John, S. T. D., LL. D., Middletown, Oct. 2, 1849. 
Williams, James Baker, Glastonbury. Nov. 3. 1891. 
Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April 1, 1S90. 
Woods, EnochS., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 
Woodward, Joseph G., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 
Woodward, P. H., Hartford, May 17, 1S64. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov. 13, 1888. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



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honorary 21Iembcrs. 



Amarelli, V. de P., P. D., LL. D., Naples, Italy, Jan. i, 1850. 
Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July 1, 1S90. 
Piatt, George, New York City, April 18, 1S44. 
Richards, Samuel, Wilkes- Barre, Perm., Oct. 2, 1840. 



(EorrcsponMng HTcmbers. 



Abbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. 1, 1S96. 

Alexander, Rev. Walter S., Racine, Wis., June 7, 1871. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph. D., Bryn Mawr, Penn., Jan. 5, 1S97. 

Boltwood, Lucius M., New Haven, March 4, 1856. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 1886. 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine. Fla.. June 2, 1S74. 

Chamberlain, Mellen, LL. D., Boston, Mass., Oct. 7, 1S51. 

De Peyster, John Watts, LL. D., Tivoli, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1S63. 

Fiske, John, LL. D., Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 5, 1S97. 

Green, Samuel A., M. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1SS0. 

Holden, Frederick Abbott, M. D., Washington, D. C, May 5, 1S68. 

Isham, Charles, New York City, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York City, Jan. 4, 1SS7. 

Nolte, Frederick, Paris, France, Nov. 9, 1SS0. 

Olmsted, Henry M., Canton, China, June I, 1S47. 

Rockwell, Charles H., Chicago, 111., Dec. 5, 1848. 

Sheldon, George, Deerfield, Mass., July 2, 1889. 

Stiles, Henry Reed, M. D., New York City, April S, 1SS4. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1SS7. 

Winslow, Rev. William Copley, LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1S94. 



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£ist of Donations, 



Donors. 



Adams, Benjamin, - 

Adams, Sherman W., - 

Allen, Charles D., 

American Antiquarian Society, 

American Catholic Historical Society, - 

American Congregational Association, - 

American Historical Association, 

American Philosophical Society, - 

Ames, Blanche B., - 

Anthony Directory Company, 

Associated Charities, - 

Atwell, Charles B., - 

Atwell, George C, - - 

Austin, John O., 

Bailey, Frederick W., - - 

Bates, Albert C, - 

Beach, Mary E., 

Belknap, Leverett, - - 

Birney, William, - 

Bissell, F. Clarence, - 

Bliss, Charles M., 

Boston Public Library, - 

Brainard, Lucy A., - 

Brooklyn Library, - 

Brooks, Francis M., - 

Brown, Heirs of late Martha, 

Buffalo Historical Society, - 

Bunker Hill Monument Association, - 

Burr Brothers, - 

Carpenter, C. C, 

Carpenter, William R., 

Case, A. P., 

Chicago Historical Society, - 

Cincinnati Public Library, - 

Claypool, Edward A., - 

Club of Odd Volumes, 

Coe, Levi E., 

Cone, James B., - 

Connecticut, State of, - 

Connecticut, State of, through Librarian 

Connecticut Bureau of Labor Statistics, 

Connecticut Humane Society. 

Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames, 

Cooley, Samuel A., - 

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Worcester, Mass., - 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Boston, Mass., 
Washington, D. C, - 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Lowell, Mass., 
Hartford. Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Evanston, 111., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Providence, R. I., - 
New Haven, Conn., - 
East Granby, Conn.. 
West Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Washington, D. C, - 
Willimantic, Conn., - 
Bennington, Vt. , 
Boston, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Brooklyn, N. V.. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Buffalo, N. V., 
Cambridge. Mass., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
Andover, Mass., 
Hartford. Conn., 
Vernon, N. V., 
Chicago, 111., - 
Cincinnati, O., 
Chicago, 111., - 
Boston, Mass., 
Meriden, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn.. 
Hartford, Conn., 
New Haven, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Fairbault, Minn., 



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Groton Center, Conn., 


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Utica, N. V., - 


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Davis, Walter A., - - 


Fitchburg, Mass., - 


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Dedham, Mass., 


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Detroit, Mich., 


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Detroit, Mich., 


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Dexter, Franklin B., - 


New Haven, Conn., - 


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Danielson, Conn., - 


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— 


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Dimock, Susan W., - 


So. Coventry, Conn., 


1 


— 


— 


Diocese of Connecticut, - 


Windsor, Conn., 


1 


— 


— 


Diocese of New Jersey, - 


_ 


1 


— 


— 


Dodge, Tames H., 


Boston, Mass., 


1 


— 


— 


Dudley.C. Sv, 


Providence, R. I., - 


— 


— 


I 


Elderkin, John, - 


New York. N. Y., - 


— 


1 


— 


Enoch Pratt Free Library, ... 


Baltimore, Md., 




1 


— 


Ensign, Charles S., - 


Newton, Mass., 


4 


16 


— 


Essex Institute, - 


Salem. Mass., - 




— 


— 


Fairfield County Historical Society, 


Bridgeport, Conn., - 


1 


— 


— 


Fairmount Park Art Association, 


Philadelphia, Pa., 


— 


3 


— 


Field, Clara, - 


Stockbridge, Mass., - 


3 




— 


Fitchburg Historical Society, 


Fitchburg, Mass., - 


1 


— 


— 


Fitts, George H., - 


Ashford, Conn., 


r 


— 


— 


Franklin and Marshall College, - 


Lancaster, Pa., 


1 


— 


— 


Free Public Library, - 


San Francisco, Cal., - 


— 


1 


— 


Fuller, Charles J., 


Hartford, Conn., 





— 


I 


Gates, Elizabeth M., - 


Hartford, Conn., 




r 


I 


Gay, Frank B., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


26 


100 


— 


Gay, Julius, - 


Farmington, Conn., - 


— 


1 


— 


Geer, Sons of late Elihu, - 


Hartford, Conn., 


80 


— 


— 


Geological Survey of Canada, 


Ottawa, Can., - 


1 


— 


1 


Glenn, Mrs. George W., - 


Springfield, Mass., - 


1 


— 


— 


Goldthwaite, Charlotte, - 


Hartford, Conn., 


7 


8 


— 


Goodwin, James J., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


4 


— . 


— 


Green, Andrew H., 


New York, N. Y., - 


1 


— 





Green, Samuel A., - 


Boston, Mass., 


4 


20 





Griffith, William H., - 


Albany, N. Y., 


1 


— 





Gurley, Albert E., - 


Willimantic, Conn., - 


1 


— 


.._ 


Hart, Samuel, - 


Hartford. Conn., 


1 


— 





Hartford Theological Seminary, - 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


1 




Harvard University, - 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


2 


1 




Harvey, Oscar J., - 


Wilkes-Barre, Pa., - 


1 


— 




Hatch Experiment Station, - 


Amherst, Mass., 


j — 


3 





Hayden, Kate L., 


Hartford, Conn., 


3 


4 


6 


Hewins, Caroline M.,- 


Hartford, Conn., 






— 


Hibbard, Augustus G., 


Woodstock, Conn., - 


1 


— 


— 


Higley, Warren, - - - - - 


New York, N. Y., - 


1 


— 


— 


Historical Society of Delaware, - 


Wilmington, Del., - 


3 


2 


— 


Historical Society of Montana, 


Helena, Mont., 




1 





Historical and Philosophical Soc.of Ohio, 


Cincinnati, O., 


— 


1 


— 


Hoadly, Charles J., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


14 


1 


2 


Hoadley, George E., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


1 


2 





Hoar, George F., - 


Washington, D. C, - 


1 I 


1 - 


— 



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DON'ORS. 


Residence. 




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% 






2 


3 


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Hooper, Joseph, 


Durham, Conn., 





I 





Houghton, Mifflin & Co., - 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


I 


— 


— 


Illinois Historical Library, - 


Springfield, 111., 


— 


I 


— 


Indian Rights Association, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


— 


3 


— 


Iowa Geological Survey, ... 


Des Moines, la.. 


1 




— 


Jameson, J. Franklin, 


Providence, R. I., - 


— 


i 


— 


Jarvis Centenary Committee, 


New Haven, Conn., - 


I 


— 


— 


Johnson, Charles S., - 


Washington, D. C, - 


— 


i 


— 


Kellogg, Mrs. E. C, - 


Portland, Conn., 


— 


— 


I 


Kilbourn, Dwight C, - 


Litchfield, Conn., 


— 


i 


— 


King, Harvey B., 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


i 


— 


King, Horatio C, 


Brooklyn, N. V., 


— 


i 


— 


Kongl. Vit. Hist, and Antiq. Aked., - 


Stockholm, 


2 


— 


— 


Lee, Edmond C, 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


— 


— 


I 


Lee, Leonard, ----- 


Meriden, Conn., 


I 


— 


— 


Leland Stanford Jr. University, - 


Palo Alto, Cal., 


— 


i 


— 


Lord, Miss A. M*., - 


Pom fret, Conn., 


79 


75 


— 


Loveland, George, - 


Wilkes-Barre, Pa., - 


3 




— 


Lynn Public Library, - 


Lynn. Mass., - 




i 


— 


McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., - 


Chicago, 111., - 


I 


— 


— 


Maine Genealogical Society, 


Portland, Me.,- 


— 


i 


— 


Maine Historical Society, - 


Portland, Me., - 


i 


— 


— 


Manwaring, Charles W., 


Hartford, Conn., 


2 


— 


— 


Martin, Charles T., 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


— 


— 


Maryland Historical Society, 


Baltimore, Md., 


I 


r 


— 


Massachusetts Agricultural College, 


Amherst, Mass., 


I 


i 


— 


Massachusetts Historical Society, 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 


— 


Massachusetts Horticultural Society, - 


Boston, Mass., 


— 


2 


— 


Massachusetts Record Commission, 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 


— 


Mercantile Library, - - 


New York, N. Y., - 


— 


2 


— 


Mercantile Library, - 


St. Louis, Mo., 





I 


— 


Merchants' Exchange. - 


St. Louis, Mo., 


I 


— 


— 


Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, 


Lansing, Mich., 


3 


— 


— 


Minnesota Historical Society, 


St. Paul, Minn., 


2 


o 


— 


Missouri Historical Society, 


St. Louis, Mo., 


— 


2 


— 


Morgan, Late Junius S., ... 


London, Eng., 


I 


— 


— 


Morris, Henry L., - 


New York, N. Y., - 


— 


I 


— 


Morris, John E., 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


— 


— 


Morris, Jonathan F., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


1 — 




— 


Morris, Seymour, - 


Chicago, 111., - 


■ — 




— 


Mo wry, William A., - - 


Hyde Park, Mass., - 


— 




— 


Munn & Co., - - 


New York, N. Y., 


I 


— 


— 


Murray, Thomas II., - 


Paw tucket, R. I., - 


— 




— 


New Britain Institute, ... 


New Britain, Conn., 


1 — 




— 


New England Hist. Genealogical Soc, 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 


— 


New England Society, ... 


Brooklyn, N. Y., 


' — 




— 


New Hampshire Historical Society, 


Concord, N. II., 


— 




— 


New Jersey Historical Society, - 


Newark, N. I., 


I 


— 


— 


New South Wales Government, - 


Sidney, N. S. W., - 


I 


— 


— 


N.V. Genealogical and Biographical Soc, 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


— 


New York Historical Society, 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


— 


Paltsits, Victor II., 


New York, N. Y., - 


I 


— 


I 


Parker, Francis II., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


— 


— 



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Donors. 


Residence. 


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S 


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5 

V 

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Parsons, J. Russell, - - - - 


Chicago, 111., - 


I 





Parsons, John C, 


Hartford, Conn., 


200 


— 


— 


Peck, Epaphroditus, 


Bristol, Conn., 


— 


2 





Pocumtuck Vallev Memorial Association, 


Deerfield, Mass., 


1 


— 





Pratt, F. S. & Pratt, C. H., 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 





Presbyterian Historical Society, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


— 


I 





Prime, Temple, 


Huntington, N. Y., - 


2 


3 





Princeton University, - - - - 


Princeton, N. J., 


I 







Public Library, 


Providence, R. L, - 


— 


1 





Public Museum, 


Milwaukee, Wis., 


— 


1 





Putnam, John J., 


Worcester, Mass., - 


I 


— 


— 


Record Commissioners, ... 


Providence, R. L, - 


2 


— 





Rhode Island Society of Cincinnati, 




— 


1 





Rich, A. B., - ' - 


Short Hills, N. J., - 


— 


1 





Robinson, Henry C, - 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


1 





Royal Society of Canada, ... 


Ottawa, Can., - 


I 


— 





Ruggles, Henry S., - 


Wakefield, Mass., - 


I 


— 





Russell, Gurdon W., ... - 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


— 





Sage, John H., - 


Portland, Conn., 


I 


2 





St. Louis Public Library, - 


St. Louis, Mo., 


— 


1 





Saltonstall, Richard M., 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 





Sanford, Laura J., .... 




I 


— 





Sellers, Edwin J., 
Sheldon, George, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Deerfield, Mass., 


I 


1 
1 





Smith, Jane T., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


14 


— 





Smithsonian Institution, - 


Washington, D. C. , - 


9 


2 


7 


Starr, Frank F., - - . - 


Middletown, Conn., - 









State Historical Society of Wisconsin, - 


Madison, Wis., 


i 


— 


— 


Steele, T. Sedgwick, ... - 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


_ 


1 


Stone, George F., 


Chicago, 111., - 


i 


— 


— 


Swords, Joseph F., - 


Hartford, Conn., 


12 


18 


— 


Talcott, Mary K., 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


3 


— 


Thomas, Douglas H., - 


Baltimore, Md., 


— 


1 


— 


Thomas, William A. E., - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


— 


4 


1 


Tomlinson, Charles, .... 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


1 


2 


Tooker, William W., - 




— 


1 


— 


Tre Fethren, Eugene B., 


Hartford, Conn., 


r 


— 


— 


Trinity Church, - 


New York, N. Y., - 


i 


— 


— 


Trinity College, - 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 


r 


— 


Trustees of John F. Slater Fund, 


Baltimore, Md., - 


— 


1 


— 


Tyler, Rollin U., .... 


Tylerville, Conn., 


— 


1 


— 


United States, - 


Washington, D. C, - 


47 


72 


— 


University of California, - 


. . . i 




1 


— 


University of Nebraska, 


Lincoln, Neb., - i 


— 


e 


— 


University of Pennsylvania, 


Philadelphia, Pa., 


2 


— 


— 


University of State of New York, 


Albany. N. Y., 


6 


IO 


— 


Valentine, Arthur, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


3 


— 


— 


Van Alstyne, Lawrence, 


Sharon, Conn., - ! 


i 


— 


— 


Walker, Williston, - 


Hartford, Conn., - : 




I 


— 


Welles, Edwin S., 


Newington, Conn., - 


i 


I 


— 


Welles, Family of late Gideon, - 


Hartford, Conn.. 


107 


335 


44 


Wells, Charles T., 


Hartford, Conn., - 




1 2 





Wells, John 11., - - - - 


Washington, D.C., - j 


— 


— 


3 



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Wesleyan University, - - - - 


Middletown, Conn. , - 


_ 


4 





Western Reserve Historical Society, - 


Cleveland, 0., - 


— 




— 


White, Charles A., - 


New Haven, Conn., - 


— 




— 


Whittlesey, Charles B., 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


— 


— 


Wilcocks, Albert H., - 


Meriden, Conn., 


— 




— 


Winthrop, Robert C, - 


Boston, Mass., 


2 


— 


— 


Wisconsin Historical Society, 


Madison, Wis., 


I 




— 


Worcester Society of Antiquity", - 


Worcester, Mass., - 


2 


— 


— 


Woodward, Joseph G.. 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 




— 


Woodward, P. Henry, ... 


Hartford, Conn., 


2 


— 


— 


Wright, Benjamin 3VL, 


Kent, Conn., - 


— 




— 


Wyoming Historical Society, 


Cheyenne, Wv., 


I 


— 


— 


Wyoming Historical & Geological Soc, 


Wilkes- Barre, Pa., - 


— 


2 


— 


Yale University, 


New Haven, Conn., - 


I 


2 


— 


Yearly Meeting of Friends, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., 


— 


I 


— 


Young Men's Christian Association, - 


Hartford, Conn., 


I 


- 


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ANNUAL REPORT 



£#e Conmcdcui JEjistoxkat £kocitt% 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 
MEETING, MAY 23, 1899; 

ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 
AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR « 



HARTFORD 

rUBMSHKI) BY THLC SOCIKTY 
1899 



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(Officers of the Society. 

(Eiectcb ITiaii 25, 1899. 






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President. 

CHARLES J. HOADLY, Hartford. 

Vice-Presidents. 

SAMUEL HART, Middletown. 

JAMES J. GOODWIN, - - - - ' - - - Hartford. 

JAMES TERRY, New Haven. 

RICHARD A. WHEELER, Stonington. 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR, ",, - - Bridgeport. 

THEODORE S. GOLD, Cornwall. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middletown. 

ELLEN D. LARNED, ....... Thompson. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C BATES, Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W. DeLOSS LOYE, - Hartford. 

Treasurer. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES, Hartford. 

Auditor. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

CHARLES j. HOADLY^ ex officio, - - - - - Hartford. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

JULIUS GAY, Farmington. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

HORACE E. MATHER, ------- Hartford. 

JANE T. SMITH, - - Hartford. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - - - -• - - - Hartford. 

JOSEPH L. BLANCHARD, Hartford. 

Library Committee. 

CHARLES J. HOADLY, ex officio, Hartford. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, Hartford. 

WILLISTON WALKER, - Hartford. 

THOMAS S. WEAYER, Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

CHARLES J.. HOADLY, ex officio, Hartford. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, ----- Middletown. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - Hartford. 

LEYERETT BELKNAP, HARTFORD. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

P. H. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

CHARLES B. WHITING, Hartford. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, Middietown. 



Hesobe incorporating 

(Lfye (Connecticut historical Society 

passed Ulay, 1.825. 



Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Brownell, 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William \V. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, Thomas 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, Isaac Toucey, Nathaniel S. 
Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman", William T: Williams^ Martin 
Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley, Thomas H. Gallaudet, Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W. Doane, Samuel P>. Wood- 
ward, S. H. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, James Gould, Samuel A. Eoot, 
Nathan Johnson, Hawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall, and their 
associates and successors, be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared 
to be, forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut 
Historical Society, and by that name, they, their associates and successors shall 
and may have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey 
any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure; 
may establish rules relative to the admission of future members; may ordain, 
establish, and put in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrary to 
the provisions of this charter, or the laws of this State, as shall be deemed 
necessary for the government of said corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges of the 
Superior Court, shall be ex officio members of the Society. 

Said corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President, Vice- 
President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other officers as may be designated from time to time by the by-laws of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holden at the State House in Hart- 
ford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John Trumbull, 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject to be 
revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the General Assembly. 



23y=£cut>s of tfye Society 



I. MEMBERS. 

1. The Society shall consist of Resident, Corresponding and Honorary 
Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connecticut; and 
no other shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out of the 
State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important pubiic 
service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry, or 
literature generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or resident 
member, until at least one month after his nomination by the Committee on 
Membership; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, at a regular meet- 
ing, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding members 
shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident members, stating 
the reason for such nomination, and the qualifications of the persons proposed 
for membership. 

4. 'Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, and there 
shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding orhcer shall 
declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, if the recom- 
mendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be admitted by the votes 
of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and two dollars 
every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if they reside 
without, the limits of the town of Hartford; or. in lieu thereof, any person 
entitled to be a member may constitute himself a life member by paying at one 
time the sum of twenty- five dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to signify his 
acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice thereof, and 
to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of becoming a member. 
The payment of the annual assessment shall hereafter constitute a condition of 
continued membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the same for the 
period of six months after the annual meeting of the Society shall be deemed 
a withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one month after the 
adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to every resident member. 



to be signed and returned to the Secretary; and members who shall subscribe 
the same shall thereafter be considered as accepting the provision respecting 
the annual assessment and the conditions of membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

1. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting by 
ballot, and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be chosen, 
shall be — a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a Recording Secre- 
tary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Committee on Membership, 
to consist of seven members; Committees on the Library, and on Publication, 
each to consist of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees shall con- 
stitute the Standing Committee of the Society. . 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomination of the 
Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing Committee, 
and a member of the Membership, Library, and Publication Committees; shall 
preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing Committee; call, by himself 
or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, and deliver or provide for an address 
at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the files, records, and seal 
of the Society; shall give notice to new members of their election, and furnish 
them certificates of membership; keep an accurate journal of the transactions 
of the Society and Standing Committee; and, when directed by the proper 
officer, call meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in behalf 
of the Society. 

5.' The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of 
the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; and shall also receive 
all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to the 
Society; shall pay to the order of the chairman of the Standing Committee 
such sums as may be required for the ordinary expenses of the Societv and 
such as the Society may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and 
faithful account of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property 
and debts of the Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render a particular 
statement, to be examined and audited by a committee who shall be appointed 
at such annual meeting for that purpose. 

6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other 
articles deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, before everv annual 
meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library Committee of his 
doings as Librarian during the past year, ami of the condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propositions 
for the admission of members. Xo nominations for membership shall be 
considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular meeting of the 
Society. 



S. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meeting, make 
a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited in the rooms of 
the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing Committee, including in 
such report the annual report of the Librarian. They may make purchases 
for the Library, under the direction of the Society, within the income of the 
Library fund, or to such an amount as may be appropriated by a vote of the 
Society for such purpose. 

9. The- Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 
Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 
library of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, 
fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of the Society, and 
make an annual report to the. Society. Any three members of this Committee 
may constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a notice for a 
meeting of the Society shall be deemed a notice for the meeting of this 
Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such time and 
place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each 
month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his absence, by 
the Recording Secretary, on the application of three members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in one or 
more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified, seven 
members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, other than 
the admission of new members, or the negotiation of exchange. 

IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

1. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in a book 
kept for that purpose. 

2. No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have 
a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may 
at any time be taken by the depositor in person, or delivered on his written 
order. Put every deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or withdrawn, shall, 
after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and become the 
property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 
ditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 

V. LIBRARY. 

1. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belonging 
to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate charge of the 
Librarian, acting under the direction of the Librarv Committee. 



2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 
time, and on such conditions,, as shallbe prescribed by the Library Committee; 
and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the room, without a special 
vote of the Society, except by the Committee on Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 

The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. Thomas Day, 
the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and subscriptions 
which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund — the income 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Publication Committee, 
towards the expense of such publications as may be ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, held 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



Ctnnual Ctbbress. 



MEMBERSHIP. 

IN the course of the past year the roll of the Society has been 
increased by the election of nineteen resident members, 
two of whom have become life members, and one corresponding 
member; and the names of eight resident members have been 
removed from the roll by death. The present membership is 
347, comprising 322 resident members, of whom 51 are life 
members, 4 honorary, and 21 corresponding members. 

NECROLOGY. . 

John Williams, elected to membership in 1849, was born 
in Deerfield, Mass., August 30, 18 17, and died at his home 
in Middletown, February 7, 1899. He was of distinguished 
New England descent, and received his collegiate education 
at Harvard and Trinity (then Washington) Colleges, being 
graduated from the latter in 1835. He studied theology with 
the eminent Dr. Samuel Farmar Jarvis, and was ordained in 
1838. In 1848 he was called from a rectorate in Schenectady, 
N. Y., to the presidenc}^ of his Alma Mater, and in 1S51 he 
was elected Assistant Bishop of Connecticut. Three years 
later he resigned the presidency of the College, and estab- 
lished at Middletown the Berkeley Divinity School, of which 
he was Dean until his death. In 1S65, on the death of Bishop 
Brownell, he became the fourth Bishop of Connecticut; in 
1887, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the 
United States; and in 1894, the senior by consecration of all 
the Bishops in communion with the English Church. He 
rendered distinguished services to the cause of academic and 
theological education, and was one of the best known and most 
highly honored citizens of Connecticut. He travelled more 
than three hundred thousand miles in the State, and was 
familiar with its topography and its civil and ecclesiastical 
history, in which he took great interest, and to the records of 
which he made valuable contributions in numerous historical 
discourses. 



Jonathan Flynt Morris, who became a member in 187 1, 
was born in Belchertown, Mass., March 20, 1822, and died at 
his home in Hartford, January 30, 1899. He was well and 
honorably known in the community, being for forty years an 
officer of the Charter Oak Bank, and taking a constant interest 
in religious and educational institutions; and he was one of the 
organizers of the Republican party in this State. He was a 
constant attendant on the meetings of this Society, to the value 
of which he added by his antiquarian and historical knowledge, 
while by his gifts he enriched its collections and by his services 
as Treasurer for twenty-four years he cared for its material 
prosperity. 

Sherman Wolcott Adams, whose name has been on our 
roll since 1875, was born in Wethersfield, May 6, 1836, and 
died in Hartford, October 19, 189S. He was descended from 
several of the earliest settlers of Wethersfield and Windsor, 
and took a lively and unfailing interest in matters connected 
with the history of the State. He served in the Civil War as 
an assistant paymaster in the navy, and then entered upon the 
practice of law. He framed many of the public statutes of the 
State, made valuable collections of public documents, was a 
patient investigator in historical research, and contributed inter- 
esting articles to the Memorial History of Hartford County; 
but he was best known in this city for his indefatigable labors 
in the care of Bushnell Park, as president and secretary of the 
board of park commissioners. Like Mr. Morris, he was regular 
in attendance on the meetings of the Society, and his papers 
and remarks were always heard with interest. He received 
the honorary degree of Master of Arts from Trinity College. 

Henry Rogers Hayden, who was admitted to membership 
in 1890, was born in Seneca Falls. N. Y., November 23, 1S36, 
and died at his home in East Hartford, March 2, 1899. In 
early life he was a printer and newspaper correspondent, and 
then for many years a newspaper publisher; in 1873 he founded 
the Insurance Journal, and as its editor he became one of the 
best known insurance men and writers in New England. 

Mrs. Angeline Lee Howard, a member since 1890, died 
at her home in California in April last. Though of late years 
rarely in Connecticut, she never lost her interest in this State 
and this Societv. 



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Marvin Hutchins Sanger, who became a member in 1889, 
was born in Brooklyn, April 12, 1S27, and died at his home in 
Canterbury, June 3, 1898. He was honored with the confi- 
dence of his fellow-citizens, represented his town in the General 
Assembly, from 1873 to 1877 was Secretary of the State, and 
Treasurer from 1893 to x 895. 

Mrs. Sarah Day Hoixey, admitted to membership in 1890, 
died at her home in Lakeville in March of the present year. 
She was the daughter of Thomas Day, the Society's second 
President, and Secretary of the State, and wife of Alexander 
H. Holley, Governor of the State. 

Clarence Catlin Htjngerford, elected to membership in 
1894, was born in Harwinton, October 2, 1844, and died at his 
home in Hartford, May 2, 1899. He was a man of feeble 
health and unable to engage in active business, but one whose 
true character commended him to those who knew him. 

Note should also be made of the death of a member which 
escaped record at the time. Joseph S. Huntington, elected 
a member in 1854, died at his home in Lyme in 1893. 

MEETINGS. 

The first meeting of the year was held in October, when 
Mr. P. H. Woodward read to a large audience a paper on 
" New 7 England and the Regicides." At the November meet- 
ing the Hon. John Hooker favored the Society with selections 
from his personal ' ' Reminiscences. ' ' At the meeting in Decem- 
ber the Rev. Dr. Love made a most valuable communication in 
regard to the Charter, which the Librarian has embodied in his 
report; and Dr. Henry Barnard gave an address on "The Life 
and Times of Dr. Eli Todd, first physician of the Hartford 
Retreat for the Insane," and presented a portrait of Dr. Todd. 
As a result of the interest awakened by this paper, an influ- 
entially signed petition was presented to the General Assembly 
of the State, asking that a memorial of Dr. Todd be placed in 
the Capitol. The proposal was favorably reported, but it did 
not appear to the legislative committee that the condition of the 
public funds would warrant an appropriation at this time. 

A paper by Judge David S. Calhoun on " The Influence of 
the Supreme Court upon the Constitution" was read at the 



January meeting. The address at the February meeting was 
by Mr. Wilbur F. Gordy on "The Influence of the West upon 
American History. " In March the Society listened with much 
interest to a paper by Judge Epaphroditus Peck on "Moses 
Dunbar, Loyalist," the only person ever hanged in Connecticut 
for high treason. At the next meeting, in April, Mr. Charles 
Sidney Ensign gave an entertaining address on " Church-yard 
Witticisms." And at the last regular meeting, in the early 
part of the current month, Dr. Charles C. Stearns spoke on 
"The Early History of Egypt." 

PUBLICATIONS. 

The Reports and Papers presented at the last annual meet- 
ing were published in a pamphlet of fifty pages. The Librarian 
added to his report, as a special appendix, lists of the volumes 
of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont Local Histories in 
our Library. 

The seventh volume of the Society's Collections, carefully 
edited, well indexed, and beautifully printed, has been recently 
published. It contains one Orderly Book and seven Journals, 
all from hitherto unpublished manuscripts, and all written by 
Connecticut soldiers, covering the period from the outbreak of 
the Revolutionary War to the summer of 1778. 

STATE RECORD COMMISSION. 

At the last annual meeting a committee was appointed to 
present a petition to the General Assembly of the State, in 
the name of this Society, asking that provision be made for the 
appointment of a State Record Commission, as urged by the 
President in his annual address; and the committee was desired 
to ask for the cooperation of the other Historical Societies in 
the State. Attention was called to the matter by the Gov- 
ernor in his message in the following words: 

"There is much uncertainty in regard to the condition and lawful custody of 
many of the records of the State and of its towns, its counties, and its courts. 
The State should inquire into this matter, and should see that the preservation 
of these records is made certain, and their accessibility secured to those who 
have the right or the duty to use them." 

After consultation, a petition was presented to the General 
Assembly, asking for the appointment of a preliminary Record 
Commission, to inquire into the condition of the public records 



and to report to the next General Assembly as to the action 
deemed necessary for their proper care and preservation; and 
like petitions were presented by representatives of the New 
Haven Colony and the Fairfield County Historical Societies. 
Members of your committee appeared before the legislative 
committee to whom the matter was referred; and a report 
favoring the passage of a resolution embodying the proposed 
action has been reported to the General Assembly. 

PUBLICATIONS OF CONNECTICUT INTEREST. 

The following publications issued during the past year may 
be noted as of especial interest to this State: 

Report of reunion of Bassett family. 

Brief life of John Casse. A. P. Case. 

Currency and banking in Connecticut. J. G. Woodward. 

A Connecticut land bank of the iSth century. A. McF. Davis. 

Births, marriages, and deaths returned from Hartford, Windsor, and 

Fairfield, 1631-1691. E. S. Welles. 
The Jarvis centennary. 

Insurance in Connecticut. P. H. Woodward. 
Connecticut public documents and reports. 
Connecticut Magazine. 

History of the Pequot war, contemporary accounts. C. Orr. 
Deacon and allied families. E. Deacon. 
Descendants of John Fairman of Enfield. O. P. Allen. 
Early industries of Farmington. J. Gay. 
Grant family, descendants of Matthew. A. H. Grant. 
Genealogical history of the Kelley family. H. A. Kelley. 
History and genealogy of the Knowltons. C. H. W. Stocking. 
General orders of 1757 issued by the Earl of Loudon and Phineas 

Lyman in the campaign against the French. 
Births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths in Mansfield, 1 703-1 S50. 

S. W. Dimock. 
Chronicles of the New Haven green, 163S-1S62. H. T. Blake. 
Newberry family of Windsor, 1634-1866. F. F. Starr. 
Inscriptions at Salisbury Centre, Lime Rock, &c. M. D. Rudd. 
Historical papers on Shelter Island and its Presbyterian church, with 

genealogical tables. J. A. Mailman. 
Simsbury births, marriages, and deaths. A. C. Bates. 
South Britain sketches and records. W. C. Sharpe. 
Annals of Trinity church, Southport, 1725-1S9S. E. Guilbert. 
Diary of Thomas Minor of Stonington, 1653-16S4. 
Street genealogy. II . A. Street and M. A. Street. 
Descendants of Henry Wallbridge. W. G. Wallbridge. 



GENERAL MATTERS. 

The report of the Librarian will, as usual, bring before you 
many matters of interest. It is a great satisfaction that we 
now have upon our walls portraits of all our Presidents since 
the reorganization of the Societ\' in 1839. The appropriation 
of $500 from the Wadsworth Athenaeum, which it is expected 
will be annually renewed, has come at an opportune time, and 
will enable us to satisfy the reasonable demands of the public, 
not as well as we should like to do, but better than ever before. 
The large list of donors shows that many persons in the State 
and elsewhere are interested in the library and collections of 
the Society. 

The last day of May, 1900, will mark the close of seventy- 
five years since the organization of this Society. The time will 
be most opportune, in my judgment, for a commemoration, 
which may well include an address on some topic of historical 
importance, and a sketch of the work already done by the 
Society and of that which lies before it; and at such a time an 
appeal may well be made to the public for some substantial 
recognition of the services which have been rendered, such as 
shall provide for more extended services as the years pass on. 

Samuel Hart, 

Vice- Presidcn t. 



iibf avian's Hepbrt. 



Mr. President a?id Members of the Society: 

IN presenting to the Society another annual report there is 
little that is extraordinary or startling to submit. The 
library is a rather quiet place where time usually moves in 
even course with only an occasional rarity among the acces- 
sions, or the knowledge of some new historical discovery to 
punctuate the placidity, not monotony, of its course. Readers 
from near and far come and go, some making but a single visit 
and then leaving their places at the readers' table to be filled 
by others, while others come so regularly that they seem 
almost to be a part of the place and their absence rather than 
presence is a matter of note. But though the readers change 
there is another company which to the librarian does not 
change — the books. They remain, and the outside at least of 
every one of them grows, more and more familiar. Each one 
comes at last to be an acquaintance or a friend, each has an 
individuality almost a personality of its own entirely distinct. 
from the subject matter it may happen to contain. 

The most important event of the year in connection with the 
Society was the passage by the Wadsworth Athenaeum at its 
last annual meeting of a vote appropriating the sum of five 
hundred dollars to the Connecticut Historical Society. This 
sum, by the terms of the vote, is to be expended by the Society 
in the purchase of books. The books thus purchased are to be 
placed upon the shelves of the Society's library as a deposit, 
and to be subject to the usual rules of the Society. They are, 
however, to remain the property of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, 
and are subject at any time to that corporation's recall or fur- 
ther disposition. It is anticipated that the appropriation will 
be continued from year to year. Pursuant to this vote the 
money has been placed in the hands of our treasurer, and fifty- 
five works amounting to seventy volumes and pamphlets have 
already been purchased from this fund at a total cost of S20S.24. 
A new Accessions Register with the heading "Wadsworth 
Athenaeum deposit with the Connecticut Historical Society" 



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has been procured, in which these books are entered. A book 
plate stating that the book is "deposited with the Connecticut 
Historical Society by the Wadsworth Athenaeum" is placed 
in each volume. 

The following is a list of the books purchased from the 
Athenaeum fund: 

American Statistical Association, Collections, vol. I. 1S47. 

Antrim, J. History of Champaign and Logan Counties, O. 1S72. 

Arber, E. Story of the pilgrim fathers. 1 897. 

Backus, I. History of New England and the Baptists. 1S71. 2 vols. 

Barrus, H. History of Goshen, Mass. iSSr. 

Beers, D. G. & Co. Atlas of Rhode Island. 1S70. 

Beers, F. W. Atlas of Hampden County, Mass. 1870. 

Beers, F. W. Atlas of Worcester County, Mass. 1S70. 

Beers, F. \V. County atlas of Berkshire, Mass. 1576. 

Beers, F. W. County atlas of Litchfield, Conn. 1874. 

Benton, E. C. History of Guildhall, Vt. 1SS6. 

Bliss, C. R. Wakefield, Mass., Congregational church. 1S77. 

Historical catalogue of Old South Church, Boston. 1863. 

Bowen, E. A. Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock. 1897. 

Bridgman, B. X., and Bridgman, J. O. Bridgman genealogy. 1 894. 

Bushnell, C. I. Crumbs for antiquarians. 1864-66. 2 vols. 

Carpenter, W. II. , and Arthur, T. S. History of Connecticut. 1872. 

Chamberlayne, G. C. Vestry book and register of Bristol Parish, Va. 

1S9S. 
Chase, L. B. Plimpton genealogy. [1SS4.] 
Cooke, H. R. W. Driver genealogy. 1S89. 
Dana, H. S. History of Woodstock, Vt. 1S89. 
Daniels, G. F. The Huguenots in the Xipmuck country, Oxford, 

Mass. 18S0. 
Dimock, S. W. Mansfield, Conn., births, baptisms, marriages, and 

deaths. 1S9S. 
Draper, F. W. M. Drapers in America. 1S92. 
Field, E. Esek Hopkins. 1S9S. 
Gilman, A. The Cambridge, Mass., of 1776. 1S76. 
Granite Monthly, vols, i-li, 1877-SS. n vols. 

Hallanv, R. A. Annals of St. James church. New London, Conn. 1873. 
Hatch, W. C. History of Industry, Me. 1S93. 
History of Houlton, Me. 18S4. 

Hubbard, C. IL, and Dartt, J. History of Springfield, Vt. 1895. 
Records of first church, Huntington, X. V. 1899. 

Kennedy, W. S. History of the churches in the Western Reserve. 1850. 
Livermore, C. A., and Putnam, S. History of Wilton, X. H. 18S8. 
Mailman, J. E. Shelter Island, X. V., and its Presbyterian church. 

1899. 
Metcalf, J. G. Annals of Mendon, Mass. 1880. 
Diary of Thomas Minor of Stonington, Conn. 1899. 



Palmer, M. S. Early gleanings of the town of Corinth, Me. 1883. 

Perly, S. History of Koxford, Mass. 1SS0. 

Pierce, F. C. Batchelder genealogy. 1S9S. 

Prescott, W. Prescott memorial. 1870. 

Smith, A. History of Peterborough. N. H. 1S76. 

Street, H. A., and Street, M. A. Street genealogy. 1S95. 

Sweet, H. D. L. Averys of Groton, Conn. 1S94. 

Thompson, J. W. Discourse at Barre, Mass. 1875. 

Trumbull, S., Publisher. Journal of the Times, Stonington, Conn., 
179S-99; Impartial Journal, Stonington, Conn., 1800. Imperfect 
files. 

Walcott, C. H. Concord, Mass., in the colonial period. 1SS4. 

Wallbridge, \V. G. Descendants of Henry Wallbridge. 189S. 

Walker, L. B. Extracts from Chief Justice William Allen's letter book. 
1897. 

Walker, L. B. Waggoner's accounts relating to Gen. Braddock's expe- 
dition. 1S99. 

Watson, W. C. History of Essex County, N. Y. 1S69. 

Wellman, T. B. History of Lynnheld, Mass. [1S95]. 

Wheeler, E. History of Newport, N. H. 1879. 

Williams, W. W. History of Rochester, Vt. 1869. 

Winters, W. Memorials of the pilgrim fathers. i3S2. 

At our December meeting the following most interesting 
communication was read by Dr. Love: 

The Corresponding Secretary asks leave to present a com- 
munication to the Society from Mr. Hubert Hall, F. S. A., 
the distinguished expert of Her Majesty's Public Record Of- 
fice, relative to the "original" and "duplicate" of the Charter 
of Connecticut. 

It may be well before reading this letter to state the occa- 
sion of it and review briefly the points involved. In the prep- 
aration of a chapter on the charter for Principal Twitchell's 
forthcoming book "Hartford in History," your secretary had 
occasion to examine the charters themselves — one framed at the 
Capitol and the other, a fragment, exhibited in the box by this 
Society. The question has been which of these was the orig- 
inal; the other was the duplicate. It has been generally con- 
cluded that the box was made for the original, which was kept 
in it and so appeared in the presence of the General Assembly 
on the 15th day of June, 1687. The charter at the Capitol 
was written on three skins; the one here on two. Naturally 
the lines would be different in length and one parchment wider 
than the other. A computation based upon careful measure- 
ments revealed the fact that the box would have exactly taken 



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in the one of which a fragment is now preserved and that the 
other was some two inches narrower. This of itself would not 
have been conclusive evidence; but it was the source of a sus- 
picion which led to further inquiry. 

The hope of establishing the identity of the original has 
rested on the meaning of the words ' ' P r fine five pounds. ' ' 
This clause was appended to one parchment, as proven by 
several early manuscript copies. Our Society has one and Dr. 
Hoadly has another probably made before the year 1700. 
There is also in our archives a certified " Copy of the original 
charter remaining in the Secretary's Office," October 30, 17S2. 
All these copies have the added words. Now as they are not 
found on the charter at the Capitol, they must have been on 
the one exhibited in the box. It has been hitherto thought 
that they noted the cost of the duplicate,- which would be the 
natural inference. The suspicion, however, which the meas- 
urements aroused, that they might after all mean something 
else, led your secretary to write a letter to Mr. Hall asking for 
his interpretation of them. He has kindly made a search and 
sent to the Society in a letter dated October 26, 1898, docu- 
mentary evidence as to their meaning, being a cop}' of the 
entry made in the accounts of the Clerks of the Hanaper at 
the granting of our own charter. This proves conclusively 
that the parchment having the words " P r fine five pounds" — 
the one in the box with this Society — was the original and that 
the other is the duplicate. 

The original charter passed the seals May 10, 1662, was 
brought to this country, and read to the freemen on the 9th of 
October. The Assembly then committed it to Samuel Wyllys, 
John Talcott and John Allyn for safe keeping. When Gov- 
ernor Winthrop arrived the following spring he was requested 
by that body to deliver the duplicate to the same magistrates. 
With these keepers they remained until June 15, 1687 when 
the Assembly ordered the charter brought into their presence, 
and " The Governor bid the Secretary [him] put it into the 
box again and lay it on the table and leave the key in the box, 
which he did." This was doubtless the charter then regarded 
as the original. Passing now a discussion of the hiding of the 
charter, it is conceded that about that time Captain Joseph 
Wadsworth obtained possession of the duplicate, for the 



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Colonial Records give us this action of the General Assembly in 
1715: " Upon consideration of the faithful and good service of 
Captain Joseph Wadsworth of Hartford, especially in securing 
the Duplicate Charter of this Colon}' in a very troublesome 
season when our constitution was struck at and in safely keep- 
ing and preserving the same ever since unto this day: This 
Assembly do, as a token of their grateful resentment of such 
his faithful and good service, grant him out of the Colony 
treasury the sum of twenty shillings." 

How did this duplicate come to be substituted in the Secre- 
tary's office for the original? In a legal sense both may have 
been regarded as originals: the surrender of either would have 
answered the purpose of Governor Andros. We conjecture 
that the historical original remained such in fact until a few 
years after the Revolution and was then discarded by the Sec- 
retary of State for the duplicate, because the former was so 
worn and stained and the latter so well preserved. There was 
no reason why this should not be done except a respect for the 
original document, the identity of which might not then have 
been known. As the one now known to have been the original 
was certified to as such in 1782 and was recovered from a bon- 
net maker in 181 7, this exchange must have happened between 
those dates. 

The information contained in the entry of the Clerks of the 
Hanaper does not of course, throw any light directly upon the 
hiding of the charter. Historians are left to accept any story 
of that incident which the evidence may seem to justify. It 
does, however, identify the original and the duplicate. This 
too is established, if Wadsworth hid the one which he secured 
in the oak it was that now framed in the capitol. 

Mr. Hall's letter is as follows: 

Royal Historical Society, London, 
De\r Sir- 6o Chancery Lane, Oct. 26, 1S9S. 

The question raised in your letter of the 3d inst. is one which relates 
to a matter that has always presented great difficulties to antiquarians. 

At first sight it would seem that the tine of 5 £ was paid for the duplicate, 
but I agree with you that this is not so probable for other reasons. The point 
is, however, to prove this. If I had seen the originals I might have formed an 
opinion from the attachment of the seals and general character, but failing this 
one can only proceed from the analogy of other charters or from official evi- 
dence respecting your own. 



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As to the former line of research, originals of this date are rare and even if 
the words "pur fine — ,£" were found it would not be veal evidence that they 
were originals and not copies any more than in your own case. Again the in- 
rolments do not help us. I have seen the Privy Seal and Patent Roll (Pat. 14) 
entry of your charter but they have no words of this kind at the end. 

Fortunately I happened to be aware of a unique source of information which 
with some difficulty I have obtained access to, namely, the Accounts of the 
Clerks of the Hanaper (see my exchequer book under word Hanaper) who took 
the office fees from grantees in respect of such Patents, just as they are now 
taken by the Patent Office. 

These Accounts are preserved in the Audit Office Records, and turning to 
the 10th day of May, 1662, I found the entry opposite, which settles the point 
that the copy bearing the words "pur fine 5 li " is the original and the other 
the duplicate. 

As I have the honour to be a foreign member of the American Antiquarian 
Society and as I have also many good friends and correspondents in New Eng- 
land it gives me great pleasure to be of any service to your society. 

Believe me 

Yours very faithfully, 

Hubert Halt.. 
\V. DeLoss Love, Esq., etc. 

[Entry.] 

Sabbati, decimo die Maii [1662] 
De Carta Gubernat [oris] et Societat[is] Coloniae de Connecti- 
cut in Nova Anglia in America de con[cessione] sibi et suc- 

cessoribus, - viij u . ix s . 

De fine inde, --------- v 11 . 

De Carta de Duplicamen ear[un]dem 1 [itte] rar [um] paten- 

[tium], _._._.____ xx s . iiij' 1 . 

[Translation.] 

Saturday, the tenth day of May [1662] 
For the Charter of the Governor and Company of the Colony 
of Connecticut in New England in America of grant to 

them and their successors. viij 11 . ix s . 

For the fee thereupon, - v 11 . 

For the Duplicate Charter of the same letters patent,- - - - xx s . liij d . 



Since the last annual meeting our honored President, Dr. 
Hoadly, has presented to the Society an excellent portrait of 
himself which he had had painted for that purpose by Mr. 
Charles Noel Flagg. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stoeckel of Norfolk, 
have presented at the suggestion of our President, a portrait, 
painted by Mr. Frederick Diehnan of New York, now Presi- 
dent of the National Academy, of Mrs. Stoeckel's father, the 
late Hon. Robbins Battel, sometime President of the Society: 
thus completing the gallery of our Presidents since the reor- 
ganization of the Society in 1S39. Mr. and Mrs. Stoeckel 



have also presented a beautiful etching entitled the marriage of 
Francis L,e Baron and Mary Wilder, Plymouth, 1695. This 
couple were ancestors of both Mrs. Stoeckel and Rev. Thomas 
Robbins, our first librarian. From Hon. Henry Barnard has 
been received a portrait of Dr. Eli Todd, first physician of the 
Hartford Retreat for the Insane; and from Mr. John Elderkin 
of New York, a portrait of the Revolutionary patriot Col. 
Jedediah Elderkin of Windham. 

The Publication Committee of the Second (South) Church 
in Hartford, through its chairman, Rev. E. P. Parker, pastor 
of the church, has presented to us the remaining copies of Dr. 
Parker's History of the Church. The gradual dispersal of 
this considerable number of volumes by exchange or direct 
sale will bring to our library many valuable additions, which 
will be credited as gifts from the Second Church's Publication 
Committee. 

The Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames has deposited 
the following books with us during the year: 

Annual Register of the Colonial Dames of the State of New York, 

1893-189S. 
Putnam's Putnam genealogy, vol. I. 1S91. 
Sargent's Sargent genealogy. 1895. 

The Ruth Wyllys Chapter, D. A. R., has also deposited 
with us the first eight volumes of the Lineage Book of the 
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

The binding during the year has been for the most part done 
in Boston. Sixty- three volumes have been bound or rebound, 
some in cloth, the others in one-half morocco, the price per 
volume ranging from 60 cents to $1.50. Thirty-one pamphlets 
have been bound at a cost of from 15 to 25 cents each, and 
four volumes of manuscript at a total cost of $5. The appro- 
priation made for binding during the year was S75. 

During the year 37 family genealogies have been added to 
our collection. This raises the total now on our shelves to 
more than 1000. 

The largest donation received during the year was from the 
family of Hon. Gideon Wells, consisting of 100 volumes and 
500 pamphlets. The majority of these were government docu- 
ments, some of which being at the time of the civil war are 
of much interest. Mr. J. F. Morris' heirs presented his fine 



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collection 'of books and pamphlets, about 200 in number, relat- 
ing to the West Indies, particularly to Hayti. 

The number of readers since the last annual meeting is 3.872, 
a daily average of between thirteen and fourteen, the attend- 
ance during each month being as follows: May (five days I, 67; 
June, 280; July, 269; August (15 days), 157; September, 291; 
October, 294; November, 352; December, 328; January, 338; 
February, 371; March, 387; April, 448; May (20 days), 290. 
This number shows a decrease of readers as compared with the 
calendar year 1897 °f a little more than twenty per cent. A 
like falling off is reported from some other similar libraries, 
and may be in part at least attributed to the excitement inci- 
dent to the late Spanish- American war. The increase of pur- 
chases contemplated for the coming year will doubtless tend to 
increase the number of readers. 

The accessions for the year, exclusive of manuscripts, are: 
by donation, '612 volumes, 1,207 pamphlets, and 71 miscel- 
laneous; by purchase, 48 volumes, So pamphlets; and 1 miscel- 
laneous; by-exchange, 2 volumes. This makes a total of 662 
volumes, 1,287 pamphlets, and 72 miscellaneous, or 2,021 in 
all. To these may be added the Athenaeum deposit of 69 
volumes and 1 pamphlet, making a grand total of 2,091 
pieces. 

A brief account of the manuscripts presented during the year 
will not, I trust, be without interest. They are as follows: 

Sherman IV. Adams, Hartford. 

Applications for membership to the Naval Veteran Association of Connec- 
ticut, dating from 1SS4 to 1390, after which time the organization 
ceased to exist. Each application gives the record of service, and is 
signed by the applicant. 

Step/ten Ball, Hartford. 

Documents signed by Noadiah Russell, 16S0; Eliphalet Ball, 1749; 
Thomas Clap, 1759. 

Dii'ight E. Bowers, New Haven. 

Several business papers of Horace Belden of Hartford. 

Mrs. Ed-ward Day, Springfield, Mass. 

Nine letters, including two poems, from Mrs. Lydia Huntley Sigourney 
to Mrs. Hannah Porter of Hartford and Munson, Mass., 1S42 to 
1S50. 

Miss Emma S. Forbes, Bumside. 

Genealogical notes on the Auckland, Carver, Easton, Flint, Oilman, 
Roberts, and Treat families. 



William Goodrich, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Account book, with loose papers laid in, kept by Thomas Bull of Farm- 
ington about 1672-1692. Deacon Bull was a smith, and such charges 
are found as the making of irons and hinges for the stocks, hooks for 
the pound and meadow gates; also accounts with individual Indians 
for hoes and hunting hatchets furnished them. 

James J. Goodwin, Hartford. 

List of the taxpayers of New London, June, 1781. comprising about 1,000 
names, divided into thirty classes, and giving the amount upon which 
each person was taxed. It was the duty of each class to furnish the 
town's bounty for paying one soldier to enlist into the Continental 
Army, the town's full quota at the time being sixty-eight men. Also 
a list of more than eighty men who were serving or had served in the 
war. Almost all of these were from New London, but a few were 
"disputed" or "adjudged to" some other town. A number of the 
names here given do not appear in the printed record of Connecticut 
Men in the War of the Revolution. 

George E. Hoadlcy, Hartford. 
Notes on the Wood family. 

Samuel J. Kirk, Hartford. 

The first pass issued to leave the State of Virginia after the breaking out 
of the civil war. The pass was issued to Mr. Kirk by his friend 
Governor Letcher, who arose from bed at 6:30 a. m., April 20, 1S61, 
to sign it. 

Rev. IV. DeLoss Love, Hartford. 

Sermon by Rev. Moses Hemenway of Wells, Me. 

John E. Marsh, Hartford. 

Account book kept by John Marsh at Hartford and Litchfield, about 1705 
to 1780, containing a short record of marriages at Hartford as printed 
in Hinman's Catalogue of the Puritan Settlers of Connecticut, first 
edition, and some Marsh family records. 

Ens. Louis P. Middlebrook, Hartford. 

Pay roll, with autographs, of the Second Division Naval Battalion, C. N. G., 
June 6-15, 1S9S. 

Heirs of Jonathan F. Morris, Hartford. 

Several thousand letters and documents constituting a portion of the 
papers and correspondence of Commissary-General Jeremiah Wads- 
worth from the time of the Revolution to his death. Also many 
papers of his son, Daniel Wadsworth, and pertaining to Daniel's 
estate. Correspondence of Elisha Babcock of Hartford with his sons. 
1S04-1S10, about 125 letters, containing many interesting local notes. 
Whitman correspondence, nearly 100 letters, about 1S30. These 
Wadsworth papers, together with the large number previously in the 
Society's possession, many of which were Mr. Morris' gift, form an 
extremely interesting and valuable collection relating to a little known 
and but half appreciated side of the Revolutionary struggle — that of 
the Commissary Department. With these were also received forty- five 
letters and documents relating to Hayti, a number of them being 
signed by Toussant L'Ouverture and others of the black patriots of 
that island. 



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Robert C. Rockwell, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Invitation to this Society's celebration of the 200th anniversary of the 
Connecticut Constitution in 1S40. Several papers and ietters relating 
to the value of foreign silver coin circulating in the United States 
about 1S47-4S. 

George Brainard Smith, Hartford. 

Typewritten copy of the Millington, Conn., church records, 1745-1S94. 

Henry F. Smith, Hartford. 

Revolutionary pension certificate of Shubael P. Hibbard, July 1, 1S25. 

Francis B. Trowbridge, New Haven. 

Original deed, 1732, signed by committees of Hartford and Windsor, par- 
titioning the "western lands," so-called, which had been granted to 
these towns in common by the General Assembly. These lands were 
situated in the present Litchfield County and comprised about 218 
square miles. 

Edgar T. Welles, New York City. 

Some 650 letters and documents, about two-thirds of them being papers of 
his father, Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy during the 
civil war, the remainder being papers of Hon. John M. Xiles, some- 
time Senator from Connecticut. 

Miss S. Maria Williams, Burnside. 

Volume containing copies of inscriptions from the cemeteries of Windsor, 
East Windsor, South Windsor, and South Manchester. 

Joseph G. Woodward, Hartford. 

The Woodward family of Windham, compiled by William L. Weaver. 

P. Henry Woodward, Hartford. 

The Fuller family of Windham, compiled by William L. Weaver. 

A number of interesting relics and curios have been added 
during the year to the numerous collection exhibited in our 
hall. Among them are a halibut hook made and used by the 
Indians of Alaska, where it was obtained by the donor, Miss 
Lucy A. Brainard. A copper belt belonging to a diver's suit 
taken from the Spanish boat, the Viscaya, by William G. Bee 
of East Hartford, chief gunner's mate on the U. S. S. Glou- 
cester. From Peter Conner of Hartford, an old cartridge box 
found by him in the garret of the old State House (the present 
City Hall) in 1S91, and pieces of timber taken from the build- 
ing at that time. The heirs of Jonathan F. Morris have given 
a view of the Wadsworth residence at Geneseo, X. Y., painted 
by Daniel Wadsworth and obtained at the auction sale of his 
effects in 1849. John F. Murray of Hartford gave a piece oi 
stair rail taken by him from Independence Hall, Philadelphia, 



while employed as a workman about the building in Septem- 
ber, 1898. In February of the present year Mr. A. G. Pearl 
of this city secured a bit of a rafter from Faneuil Hall, Boston, 
during the making of repairs on that building, which he has 
presented to us. A most interesting relic, the gun carried in 
the Revolution by Asher Wright, the servant, friend, and com- 
panion of Nathan Hale, was presented by Thomas E. Porter 
of South Coventry, who also presented a woven sash and rapier 
said to have been worn and carried in the French and Indian 
war by Thomas Stanley Porter of South Coventry. Another 
interesting gift came from William A. Saunders of Cambridge, 
Mass., consisting of a piece of charter oak given to the donor 
by the poet Longfellow; and a fragment of a green wax seal 
with this inscription in the handwriting of Abiel Holmes, the 
annalist: "A piece of the seal that was annexed to the Con- 
nect Charter by Charles II. brot from Connect, (from the 
Wyllys family) in 1804 to Camb. A. H." From Mrs. Jane 
T. Smith, Hartford, a piece of green silk from a dress that 
belonged to Elizabeth Whitman (Eliza Wharton). From 
George O. Stevens of Boston, a cane which belonged to Rev. 
Timothy Stone, pastor of the church in Glastonbury from 1692 
to 1726. And Edgar T. Welles of New York gave us a piece 
of the first flag of truce sent to the " rebels" during the late 
war. 

In addition to the corrections made in my last annual report, 
your attention is called to two other errors in my Historical 
Notes on the Probate Districts of Connecticut, printed in the 
report for 1S97. The towns of Harwinton and Torrington 
were both in the probate district of Hartford until 1742; not 
in the New Haven district as printed. 

Appended to this report will be found a list of our family 
genealogies additional to the list published in the report for 

1896. 

Respectfully, 

Albert C. Bates, 

Libraria7i. 



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family (Sencalocucs 
in £fbmtg of Connecticut historical Society. 

Seconb Supplementary Cist. 

[This list contains such as have been acquired since publication of the former 
supplementary list in the annual report for 1896.] 

Adams. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. 1. 1857. 

H. Whittemore. New York. 1S93. pp. 84, 

A. N. Adams. Rutland. 1S9S. pp. 1238. 

& Hastings. H. B. Adams. Amherst. 18S0. pp. 66. 

Alden. J. Alden. Boston. 1890. pp. 429. 
Allen. F. M, Stoddard. Boston. 1S91. pp. 136. 

F. A. Hutchinson. Lowell. 1896. pp. 80. 

C. F. North. Buffalo. 1897. pp. 11. 

Ashley. F. B. Trowbridge. New Haven. 1896. pp. 472. 
Atwell. C. B. Atvvell. Evanston. 1896. pp. 10. 
Avery. Carter & Holmes. 1S93. pp. 366. 

H. DeL. Sweet. Syracuse. 1894. pp. 69S. 

E. J. Sellers. Philadelphia. 1898. pp. 55* 

Baker. S. Baker. Lowell. 1S74. pp. iS. 

G. C. Baker. Comstock. 1S96. pp. 12. 

Bangs. D. Dudley. Montrose. 1S96. pp. 360. 
Barber. D. B. Barber. Bay City. 1S79. pp. 12. 
Barker. J. C. Parshall. [1S97]. pp. 36. 

Bartlett. T. E. Bartlett. [New Haven. 1S92]. pp. 112. 

Batchelder. F. C. Pierce. Chicago. 1S98. pp. 623. 

Baxter. Chart. 

Beard. P. C. Beard. Toledo. 1897. pp. 39. 

Bearse. J. B. Nevvcomb. Elgin. 1871. pp. 16. 

Bellows. T. B. Peck. Keene. 1S98. pp. 657. 

Bentley. R. Brinkerhoff. [1S97]. pp. 20. 

Bird. W. B. Trask. Boston. 1871. pp. 40. 

Boardmax. C. Goldthwaite. Hartford. 1S95. pp. 77S. 

Bond. [B. F. Bond]. Boston. 1S26. pp. 12. Reprint, in Autobiographical 

Reminiscences of A. Bond. New York. 1S96. 
Bowdoin. T. Prime. New York. 1S94. pp. 52. 
Bowen. E. A. Bowen. Cambridge. 1897. pp. 245. 
Bradbury. \V. B. Lapham. Portland. 1S90. pp. 320. 

See Rich. 



Bradford. H. G. Mynderse. New York. 1S95. pp. 29. 

See Rich. 

Bradlee. S. B. Doggett. Boston. 189S. pp. 45. 

Brigham. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vols. 2, 4. 1S59-64. 

Bridgman. B. N. & J. C. Bridgman. Hyde Park. 1S94. pp. 16S. 

Brooke. T. W. Balch. Philadelphia. 1899. pp. 66. 

Bullard. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. I. 1S57. 

Bl'TLER. B. B. Ames. Lowell. 1S95. pp. 24. 

Carpenter. J. Usher. [18S3]. pp. 70. 

Chase. See Lawrence. 

Chatfield. W. C. Sharpe. Seymour. 1896. pp. 32. 

Cheney. C. H. Pope. Boston. 1S97. pp. 5S2. 

Choate. E. O. Jameson. Boston. 1S96. pp. 45S. 

Clapp. E. Clapp. Boston. 1876. pp. 436, So. 

Clarke. G. K. Clarke. Boston. 1S85. pp. 216. 

Coe-Ward. [L. E. Coe]. Meriden. 1897. pp. 136. 

Coffin. W. S. Appleton. Boston. 1896. pp. 53. 

Cogswell. E. O. Jameson. [Boston. 1SS4]. pp. 6S3. 

Collins. J. Clement. Trenton. 1S71. pp. 54. 

Hudson. 1S72. pp. 124. 

\V. H. Collins. Quincy. 1S97. pp. 1S4. 

Conant. F. C. Conant. Portland. 1887. pp. 640. 
Converse. J. J. Putnam. Worcester. 1S97. pp. 97. 

See Morris. 

Curtis. S. C. Clarke. Boston. 1869. pp. 29. 
Davis. G. L. Davis. North Andover. 18S4. pp. 610. 

A. H. Davis. New York. 1SS8. pp. 197. 

Deacon. E. Deacon. Bridgeport. 1S9S. pp. 394. 
Dickinson. F. Dickinson. Chicago. 1S97. pp. 144. 
Dodge. R. Dodge. New York. 1SS6. pp. 233. 
Doty-Doten. E. A. Doty. Brooklyn. 1S97. pp 1035. 
Draper. T. W. M. Draper. New York. 1S92. pp. 312. 
Driver. H. R. W. Cooke. New York. 18S9. pp. 531. 
Elderkin. [J. Elderkin. New York. 1S97]. pp. 19. 
Eldredge. Z. S. Eldredge. Boston. 1896. pp. 33. 
Elkins. See Reading. 

Ely. W. Ely. [Philadelphia]. 18S1. pp. 30. 

H. Ely. Cleveland. 18S5. pp. 515. 

Fairbanks. L. S. Fairbanks. Boston. 1897. pp. 876. 91, 
Fairman. O. P. Allen. [Palmer. 1S98]. pp. 36. 
Felton. C. Felton. xMarlborough. 1SS6. pp. 260. 
Flynt. See Morris. 

Foster. J. E. Morris. Hartford. 1S9S. pp. 26. 
Fowler. M. A. Stickney. Salem. 1SS3. pp. 247. 



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Francis. See Rich. 

Frary. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. 2. 1S59. 

Freeman. [F. Freeman]. Boston. 1875. PP- 45 6 - 

French. A. D. \V. French. Boston. 1896. pp. 594. 

Fuller, pp. 3-6. 

Gallup. See Williams. 

Giddings. M. S. Giddings. Hartford. 1882. pp. 227. 

Gillet. II. C. Alvord. Ilion. 1898. pp. 9. 

Goodwin. J. S. Goodwin. Richmond. 1897. pp. 200. 

J. S. Goodwin. [1898]. pp. 125. 

Gould. B. A. Gould. Lynn. 1S95. pp. 340. 
Goulding. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. 1. 1S57. 
Grant. D. \V. Patterson. Hartford. 1S92. pp. 44. 

A. H. Grant. Poughkeepsie. 189S. pp. 57S. 

Graves. J. C. Graves. Buffalo. 1S96: pp. 521. . ■'• v: 
Greene. G. S. Greene. In R. I. Historical Tracts, No. 13. 
Grout. In Morse's Historical Register, vol. 1. 1857. 
Gurley. A. E. Gurley. Hartford. 1897. pp. 285. 
Hale. R. S. Hale. Albany. 1SS9. pp. 415. 

Hall. D. B. Hall. Albany. 1883. pp. 735, 55. 

Halsey. J. L. & E. D. Halsey. Morristown. 1895. pp. 550. 

Hapgood. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. 2. 1S59. 

W. Hapgood. Boston. 1S9S. pp. 590. 

Harding. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. 4. 1S64. 
Harwood. W. H. Harwood. Chasm Falls. 1896. pp. 91. 
Hastings. See Adams. 

Hawley. W. D. Hawley. Boston. 1S97. pp. 16. 
Hewtns. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. 2. 1S59. 
HlNMAN. R. R. Hinman. Hartford. 1856. pp. S03-8S4. 
Holbrook. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. 1. 1S57. 
Holmes. Family Reunion. 18S7. 
Horton. See Rich. 
Howell. See Reading. 

Howland. F. Howland. New Bedford. 1S85. pp.463. 
Hubbard. E. Tuttle. West Meriden. 1S59. PP- 2 7- 

J. M. Clapp. [1S91]. pp. 60. 

Hubbell. W. Hubbell. Xew York. 1SS1. pp. 463. 
Hull. S. C. Clarke. Boston. 1S69. pp. 20. 

P. F. H. Mason. Milwaukee. 1S94. pp. 78. 

Hunton. D. T. V. Hunton. Canton. 1SS1. pp. 113. 
Hunnewell. H. S. Ruggles. 1S92. Chart. 
HUTCHINS. Autobiography of Levi. 1S65. 
Hutchinson. F. A. Hutchinson. Lowell. 1896. pp. 23. 
Jaudon. E. J. Sellers. Philadelphia. 1S90. pp. 24. 



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Johnson. \V. W. Johnson. North Greenfield. 1S92. pp. 200. 
King. S. M. King. Albia. 1883. pp. 59. 

J. B. Gordon. Bristol. 1S96. pp. 19. 

H. B. King. Hartford. 1S97. pp. 140. 

Knowlton. C. EL W. Stocking. New York. 1S07. pp. 597- 
Ladd. W« Ladd. New Bedford. 1S90. pp. 413. 

Lane. [A. C. Beckwith]. Elkhorn. 1S99. pp. 64. 

Latham. See Reading. 

Lawrence, Chase, Townley. F. A. Hill. Boston. i = S5. pp. 94. 

Learned. W. L. Learned. Albany. 18S2. pp. 346. 

Lee. L. Lee. Reunion. Meriden. 1S96. pp. 6f. 

L. & S. F. Lee. Meriden. 1S97. pp. 527. 

Leeds. C. L. Humeston. Philadelphia, pp. 17. 

Leffingwei.l. A. & C. W. Leffingwell. Aurora. . 1897. pp. 256. 

Lentilhon. See de Tours. 

Leonard. M. Leonard. Southbridge. pp. 454. 

Lothrop. [E. C. Lee]. Blue print ancestral chart. 

Loveland. J. B. & G. Loveland. 3 vols. [1S92-1895]. pp. 253, 256. 32; 

McKinlev. E. A. Ciaypool. Chicago. 1897. pp. 45. 

Maltby-Morehouse. G. L. M. Maltby. New Haven. 1S95. pp. 157. 

Mansfield. H. Mansfield. New Haven. 18? = . pp. 198. 

Martin. H.J. Martin. Boston. 1S80. pp. 358. 

Mead. J. H. H. DeMille. i35o. pp. [13]. 

Morris & Flynt. J. F. Morris. Hartford. 1882. pp. 74. 

Morris oc Converse. T. S. Morris. Chicago. 1894. pp. 207. 

Mowry, [\V. A. Mowry]. Bo=:on. :"-.■ ;;. :~. 

Munson. M. A. Munson. New Haven. 1S95. 2 vols. pp. 1235. 

M. A. Munson. New Haven. 1897. pp. 6. 

Nelson. T. Prime. New York. i^j.. pp. 61. 
Newberry. F. F. Starr. Hartford. 1S9S. pp. 70. 
Norris. L. A. Morrison. Boston. 1S92. pp. 207. 
Orion. E. Orton. Columbus. 1S96. pp. 220. 
Palmer. Reunion. 1 SS 1 . pp. 15. 

Supplement to vol. 1 Palmer records. Jamaica. 1882. pp. no. 

Parsons. T. Parsons. [1S0S ('?)]. Reprint. 1S9S. Broadside. 
Pettee. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. 2. 1859. 

Phelps. O. S. Phelps. Jan. 12, 1S60. Broadside. 

O. S. Phelps. May 24, 1S60. Broadside. 

PHIPS. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. I. 1S57. 
PlTTS. D. Goodwin Jr. Memorial of James. Chicago. 1S82. 
Plimpton. L. B. Chase. Hartford. [1SS4]. pp. 240. 
Pope. C. H. Pope. Boston. iSSS. pp. 34 

Porter. H. E. Burton. 1S96. pp. S. 
Pratt. E. F. Pratt. Boston. 1S97. pp. 164. 



Prescott. W. Prescott. boston. 1870. pp. 

Prime. T. Prime. New York. 1697. pp. 79. 

Pltnam. E. Putnam. Salem. 1S91. pp. 400. 

Reading and other families. J. G. Leach. Philadelphia. 1S9S. pp. : 

Rich and other families. A. B. Rich. 1S96. pp. 30. 

G. Rich. Columbus. i5o2. pp. 39. 

Roberts. F. F. Starr. Hartford. 1896. pp. 54. 
Rockavood. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. 1. :;" 

?:S. J. II. Dmmmond. 1S96. pp. 2 
Rollo. J. H. Ro'/.o. Wilmington. i5o6. pp. g 
Riggles. II . .S. Ruggles. pp. 14. 
Saltonstall. [L. Saltonstall]. 1397. pp. 25 
Sands. [T. Prime]. New York. i c 86. pp. 91. 

[T. Prirr.e]. New York. 1SS7. pp. 32. 

Sanger. In Morses Genealogical Register, vol. 1. -~z~ 
Sargent. A. Sargent. Somerviile. 1S95. pp. 21S. 
Schell. C. Der.nisen. Detroit. [1S96]. pp. 94, 
Severance, see Rich. 

Sherman. [C. A. White]. 1S97. pp. 9. 

Spencer. R. C. Spencer, pp : 

Steiner. L. H. jc B. C. steiner. Baltimore. 1S96. pp. 103. 

Steven-. F. A. Hill. i858. Chart. See Lawrence. 

N. B. Stevens. YYinsted. 1S96. pp. 52. 

Stocking. E. E. Cornwall. Boston. 1896. pp. r. 
Street. H. A. & M. A. Street. Exeter. 1S95. pp. 542. 
Sweet. C. S. Johnson. Washington. iS^S. pp. 19. : 
Sweetland. [L. W. S. Jerome. Denver. 1-290]. pp. 30. 
Swift, pp. 20. 

II. Ellen*. Memoirs of Gen. J. G. Swift. 1590. 

Temple. [T. Prime]. New York. 1S97. pp. 100. 

[T. Prime]. New York. 1S94. pp. III. 

[T. Prime]. New York. 1S96. pp. 146. 

Thomas. A. R. Thomas. Philadelphia. 1S91. pp. 221. 
Thompson. L. Thompson. Boston. 1687. pp. 246. 

TlFFT. M. E. M. Tifft. Buffalo. 1S96. pp.159. ( Property of Watlrinson 

Library). 
de Toirs & Lentilkon. [1596]. Chart. 
Townley. See Lawrence. 

Townsend. C. Townsend. Orange. [1S97]. pp. (>2. 
Tracy. E. E. Tracy. Albany. i?oS. pp. 294. 
Tlrner. A. J. Turner. [Portage. 1294]. pp. 6. 

Twining. W. H. (",. Twining. Salisbury. 1S95-6. pp. 36. 34 l), jS. 
Twitchell. In Morse's Genealogical Register, vol. 1. :--" 
Tyler. Family gathering. Chicago. 1S97. pp. 47. 



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Vax Hocte... C. L. b. Washborn. X«r York, tftjfj. PP- «. 

Vas Al.sty.se. tai .styne. Amenta. 1597. PP 

Ver.vox. H. Ellery. In R. I. HLstorica: 

Walbeidoe. W, G. Wafeodpe. Litchfield. ifa9. pp. 369. 

■V. Lincoln. Boston. 1808. pp. : 
Ward. See Cm 

EE. A. F. Warner. Hag .^2. pp. 40. 

Watts. See Reading. 

R. L». . . ; ■'■-'. 

Wtt,i>. C. W. Few 

Well- Haggles. 1*92. Chart. 

Well: . . . '. 
Well*. J. H. Wel>. 

Wkeelee. J. .k D. Wheefer. [it • ~^4~ 

White. T. <S: Concord. 1895. 

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Whittel-ev. C. B. . . 

Wilbur. A.Wilbur. Bostc - pp. 3*> 

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Willis. In 1 1 - /.egister. roL 2. it-;. 

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INVESTMENTS 
Held by the Connecticut Historical Society 

General Fund. 



5 shares Hartford National Bank, - 

15 shares Phoenix National Bank, - 

10 shares American Ex. Nat. Bank, N. Y.. 
10 shares Continental National Bank, N. \\, 

16 shares City Bank, Hartford. 

10 shares Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co., 
1 Debenture Bond Iowa Loan & Trust Co., 
Deposit with Society for Savings, 
Deposit with Charter Oak National Bank, 
1 Bond Svracuse Coal & Salt Co., $1,000, 



Publication Fund 
20 shares Clew & Pitts. R. R. Co., par $50 

Deposit with Society for Savings, 
2 Bonds Svracuse Coal *Sc Salt Co.. $1,000, 



Par 
Value. 


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at 


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Value. 


$500 


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$690 OO 


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123 


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3,007 30 


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$4,007 


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$4,807 30 


- $516 


56 




$516 S6 



Book Fund. 
Deposit with Society for Savings, - 



John E. Morris, Treasurer. 
Hartford, ^^ay 1, 1899. 



I have compared above statements of funds, and rind securities in hands of 
the Treasurer. 

Rowland Swift. Auditor. 



35 



211 embers of the Societg 



Ztames, Hesioence, ono Date of admission. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. 

Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, 1SS9. 

Allen, Rev. Samuel Howe, Hartford, July I, 1890. 

Alton, Charles D., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13. iSSS. 

Andrews. Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 

Andrus, Henry F., Hartford, Nov. 13, iSg4. 

Atkins, Roswell, Bristol, Nov. it, 1890. 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomrield, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 

Bailey, Rev. Frederic William, New Haven, March 3, 1S96. 

Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Baldioin, Simeon Eben, New Haven, April 4, 1899. 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Barnard, Henry, LL. D., L. H.D., Hartford. May, 1839. 

Bates, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 1889. 

Batter son, James Goodvoin, Hartford. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1800. 

Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford. Oct. 1, 1895. 

Belknap, Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Benton, John Robert, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 

Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Birdsey, Eli Coe, Meriden, Oct. 2. 1894. 

Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1S97. 

Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March 1, 1892. 

Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Bliss. Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1595. 

Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 

Boardman, William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, iSSS. 

Boardman, William G., Hartford, March 1. 1892. 

Bond, Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4. 1S94. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 1S82. 

Bozoers, Dwigkt £., New Haven, Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Brainard, Homer Worthington. Hartford. Nov. 13, 1894. 

Brainard, Leverett, Hartford. March 5, 1889. 

Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4. 1 890. 

Brigham, L. Louise, M. D., Hartford, April 0, 1S97. 

Brooks, Isaac XV,, Torrington, May 5, 1891. 

Browne. John !>., Hartford. Oct. 7. 1S90. 

Buck, John HaUey. Hartford. Jan. 4, 1S98. 

Buck. John K.. Hartford, March 4, 1S90. 



36 

Bulkeley, Mrs. Fannie Briggs Houghton, Hartford. May I, 1 894. 

Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartforu. May I, 1894. 

Bunce, Jonathan Brace. Hartford. May 26, 1S96. 

Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1S91. 

Burnham, Julia, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Burnham, Mrs. Mary B., Hartford. Jan. 4, 189s. 

Burton. Mrs. Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Cady, Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford. Nov. 10, 1S96. 

Camp, Charles Lewis Nichols. New Haven, April 5, 1S9S. 

Camp, David X., New Britain, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Carter, Howard \Y., Norfolk. May 6, 1890. 

Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Catlin, William II., Meriden. Nov. 5, 1S95. 

Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1890. 

Chapin, Frederick H., Hartford, Dec. I, 1891. 

Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5. 1895. 

Clark, Charles Hopkins. Hartford, May 25, 1875. 

Clark, George Henry, S. T. D., Plartford, May 17, 1864. 

Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5. 1S93. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1390. 

Clarke, L. Walter, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 

Cleveland, Edmund Jams, Hartford, Nov. 9, 18S6. 

Coe, Levi Elmore, Meriden, Jan. S, 1S95. 

Coit, Robert, New London, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Cone, James Brewster. Hartford. Dec. 2, 18S4. 

Cone, Mary Clarissa, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July II, 1S93. 

Cooley, Charles P., Hartford. Jan. 3. 1S99. 

Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 

Cornwall, Horace, Hartford. June 2. 1S74. 

Cowles, Samuel W., Hartford. April 7, 1891. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Curtis, Mrs. Emily Chauncey, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Curtis, Rev. Lucius Q.. Hartford, March 3. 1896. 

Cutler, Ralph William. Hartford, April 4, 1S03. 

Davenport, Rev. John Sidney. Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 

Davidson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Day, Caroline E., Hartford, March 5. 1S95. 

Day, George II., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Day, John Calvin, Hartford, Nov. 2. 1875. 

Deming, Lucius Parman, New Haven, Dec. 3. 18S9. 

Denison, John Ledyard. Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

Dennis, Rodney, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 



Dexter, Franklin Eowditch, New Haven, Nov. 7, 1 532. 

Dunning, Mrs. Emma Ada, Hartford, Dec. 5. 1S93. 

Ellsworth, Lemuel Stoughton, Simsbury, Oct. 1, 1895. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. 1. 1895. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11. 1S93. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Fenn. Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1SS4. 

Fitts, George Henry, Ashford, Feb. 4, 1896. 

Fox, Charles James, M. D., Willimantic, April 6, 1897. 

Fuller, Horace S., M. D., Hartford, April 6. 1SS6. 

Gates, Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford, July n, 1893. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Gay. Fr*-*- L 'idler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1SS3. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. 1, 1SS7. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1SS9. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Gillette, Rev. Arthur L., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Godard, George S., Hartlord, Nov. 1, 1898. 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4. 1S90. 

Goldthzvaite, Charlotte, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1S92. 

Goodwin, Alice Howland, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 

Goodwin, Carolyn Alice, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford. Dec. 12. 1876. 

Goothi'in, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. I. 1SS7. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7. 1887. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7. 1890. 

Graves, Joseph Alvin, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S96. 

Graves, Miles Wells, Hartford, Nov. 11, 1S90. 

Grayson, Marion Carter, Hartford, Jan. 8. 1895. 

Greene, Jacob Z., Hartford, July 1, 1S73. 

Griswold, Rufus White. M. D., Rocky Hill. Oct. 9, iSSS. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 1889. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hamlin, L. Belle, Milford, May 24, 1S9S. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Harper, John Warren, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1895. 

Harris, Mary Munson. New Haven. May 24. 1898. 

Hart, Samuel. D. D., Hartford, July 6, 1S75. 

Hartranft, Chester D.. D. D., Hartford. May 7, 1889. 

Hatch, George E., Hartford, Feb. 5, 1SS9. 

Haw ley, Joseph Roswell, Hartford. May 5, iS(>3. 



as 



Hayden, Jabez Haskell. Windsor Locks, Oct. I, 1841. 

Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Henry, Edward Stevens, Rockvilie, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Hewins, Caroline Maria. Hartford, Feb. 2, 1897. 

Hibbard, Rev. Augustine G.. Goshen. Feb. 6, 1894. 

Hibbard, Ralph G.. New Britain, Jan. S. 1895. 

Hicks, Rev. Lewis W., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Hills, Jonas Cooliage, Hartford, May 26. 1 S S 5 . 

Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6. 1890. 

Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford. Oct. 6, 1S91. 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April 1. 1S90. 

Hoadly, Charles Jeremy, LL.D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1 S54. 

Hooker, John, Hartford, Feb. 2. 1892. 

Hooper, Rev. Joseph, Durham, Nov. 5. 1S95. 

Howard, Frank Leonard. Hartford, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Howard, James L., Hartford. Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Hunt, Alfred Lovejoy. Hartford, April 2. 1895. 

Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1S96. 

Huntington, Robert \\\. Jr., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Hurlbut, George Sanford, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Hartford. May 7, iSSS. 

Hyde. William Waldo. Hartford. Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Jackson, Charles Eben. Middletown, June 29, 1892. 

James, Herbert L.. Rockvilie. Nov. 1, 1S92. 

*Judson, Curtis, Hartford, April 2, 1S44. 

Kellogg, Edward W., M.I).. Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford. July 1, 1S90. 

Knight, William Ward. M.D., Hartford. Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Lamed, Ellen D., Thompson. Oct. 4. 1S70. 

Lawrence, Charles H.. Hartford. Feb. 3, 1891. 

Lee, Henry. Bridgeport. Nov. 5. 1S95. 

Lewis, John B.. M. D.. Hartford. July 2, 1SS9. 

Lincoln, Charles L., Hartford. Nov. u, 1890. 

Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood. Hartford, March 7, 1893. 

Loomis, Dwight, Harttord. 1S75. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Ph.D., Hartford, April 6. 18S6. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

McClellan, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3. 1S91. 

MacDonald, Mrs. Man- L. B., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Maltbie, Theodore M.. Granby. July 11, 1893. 

Manwaring, Charles William. Hartford. May 24, 1898. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton. M. D.. Windsor. Feb. 2, 1892. 

Markham, Daniel A.. Hartford, May 25, 1S97. 

Markham, Ernest A., M. D., Durham, Dec. 1, 1891. 



* Life member in confederation of contribution to the building of the Wadsuorlh 
Athena.um. 



39 



Markham, Mrs. Grace Upson Goodrich, Hartford, May 
Martin, Charles Town ley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 
Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. 1. 1885. 
Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 
Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1S94. 
Mitchell, Edwin Knox, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 
Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, iS36. 
Morris, John Emery, Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 
Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1889. 
Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 
Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1893. 
Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, I'Sgi. 
Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 
Parmele, George L., M.D., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S99. 
Parsons, Francis, Hartford, April 4, 1S99. 
Peck, Epaphroditus, Bristol, Jan. 4, 189S. 
Perkins, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, TS99. 
Perkins, J. Deming, Litchfield, April 1, 1890. 
Perkins, Mrs. Mary Dwight, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Perkins, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1098. 
Perkins, Mary Elizabeth, Norwich, March 3, 1S96. 
Perry, Rev. Alfred Tyler, Hartford, Dec. 1, 1S91. 
Perry, Esther Clarinda, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 
Phelps, Antoinette Randolph, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 
Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 
Phillips, Daniel, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Phillips, Ebenezer Sanborn, P>ridgeport, May 3, 1898. 
Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 
Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. 8, 1S95. 
Piatt, Orville H., LL. I)., Meriden, Feb. 6, 1894. 
Pope, George, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Potts, William, Farmington, May 5, 1S96. 
Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. 1, 1SS7. 
Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1894. 
Preston, Miles P>arber, Hartford, April 4, 1S99. 
Prince, Frederick William, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 
Purple, William Russel, Hartford. May 2, 1899. 
Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S88. 
Richards, Ellis G.. Hartford, Oct. 1, 1SS9. 
Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 
Robbins, Edward D., Wetherstie'.d, June 5, 1883. 
Robbins. Edward W., Kensington, April 5, 1887. 
Roberts, George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1891. 
Robinson, Henry C, LL. D., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4. 1890. 
Rogers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1897. 



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Root, John Gilbert, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Rowell, Harriet, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1892. 

Royce, Philander C, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Russell, Gurdon JVads-worth, M.D., Hartford, April 30, 1S40. 

Russell, Thomas \\\, Hartford, Oct. 1, 1889. 

Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1S95. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Sanford, George Bliss, U.S.A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Scott, Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Scott, Merrit Bradford, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Segur, Gideon Cross, M. D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1S91. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1891. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, April 5, 1S9S. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 

Shipman, Arthur L., Hartford, Nov. 1, 1898. 

Skiff, Frederick W., New Haven, May 2, 1S99. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Smead, Edward Billings, Hartford, May 1, 1S94. 

Smith, Charles H., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Smith, G. Brainard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Smith, George Williamson, D.D., LL. D., Hartford, May 1, 1S94. 

Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Smith, Mrs. Jcuie T., Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 

Smith, Katherine French, Hartford, Jan. 4, 189S. 

Spencer, Mary, Flartford, May 6, 1890. 

Spencer, Richard Pratt, Deep River, May 5, 1896. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1S79. 

Starkweather, Nathan, Hartford, May 29, 1S8S. 

Starr, Frank Far nsivorth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1S82. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Cnmmings, Hartford, May 29, 188S. 

Stearns, Henry Putnam, M.D., Hartford, April 5, 1887. 

Stevens, Mary Kate, Newington, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Stillman, Benjamin R., Flartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 

Stoeckel, Mrs. Ellen Baitcll, Norfolk, March 3, 1896. 

Stone, Charles Green, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Stone, George F., Flartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Stone, Mrs. Mary C, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Storrs, Mrs. Mary R... Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 

Storrs, Melancthon, M. D., Hartford, May 8, 1SS3. 

Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Hartford, March 6, iSSS. 

Sivift, Rowland, Flartford, June 3, 1873. 

Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Hartford, May 7, 1S95. 



41 

Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2, iSgr. 
Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, Hartford, April 1, 1S90. 
Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1894. 
Tallman, James Hazelton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1839. 
Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford, Oct. 9, 1S88. 
Terry, James, New Haven, May 19, 1S68. 
Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 
Thomas, Rev. William Applebie Eardeley, Hartford, May 5, 1896. 
Tracy, Emma Louise, New Haven, Nov. 5, 1S95. 
Tre Fethren, Eugene Byron, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, P'eb. 3, 1S91. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Turner, Elisha, Torrington, May 5, 1S91. 
Twichell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1889. 
Twitchell. Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 
Upham, Charles Eeslie, Meriden, May 26, 1896. 
Upson, Lyman Allen, Thompsonville, July 11, 1893. 
Van Alystyne, Lawrence, Sharon, March 5, 1895. 
Walker, George Leon, S. T. D., Hartford, May 8, 18S3. 
Walker, Williston, S. T.D., Hartford, Oct. 6, 1891. 
Warner, Charles Dudley, L.H.D., Hartford, Jan. 7, 1862. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1890. 
Waterous, Mrs. Annie R., Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1S92. 
Webb, Rodolphus L., West Hartford, March 3, 1896. 
Weeks, Egbert O., Hartford, March 5, 1S95. 
Welch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford, Nov. I, 1S92. 
Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S94. 
Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1895. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 18S7. 
Welles, Susan Maria, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 
Wells, Charles T., Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S92. 
Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 
Wheeler, Richard A., Stonington, June 3, 1S73. 
Wheeler, William Ogdcn, Sharon, April 2, 1S95. 
White, Herbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S97. 
Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 1SS7. 
Williams, James Baker, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
Woodruff, George M., Litchfield, April 1. 1890. 
Woods, Enoch S., Hartford, Oct! 2, 1S94. 
Woodward, Joseph G., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 
Woodward, P. II., Hartford, May 17, 1864. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin. Nov. 13, i83S. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1S90. 



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honorary members 



Amarelli, V. de P., P. D., LL. D., Naples, Italy, Jan. i, 1850. 
Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July I, 1S90. 
Piatt, George, New York City, April iS, 1S44. 
Richards, Samuel, YVilkes-Barre, Perm., Oct. 2, 1840. 



dorresponbing Tilcmbcvs. 



Abbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D. C, Dec. 1, 1S96. 

Alexander, Rev. Walter S., Racine, Wis., June 7, 1S71. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr, Penn., Jan. 5, 1897. 

Boltwood, Lucius M., New Haven, March 4, 1S56. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Ya., March 2, 1SS6. 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine, Fla., June 2, 1S74. 

Chamberlain, Mellen, LL.D., Boston, Mass., Oct. 7, 1851. 

De Peyster, John Watts, LL. D., Tivoli, X. Y., Nov. 3, 1S63. 

Fiske, John, LL.D., Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 5, 1897. 

Green, Samuel A., M.D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1SS0. 

Hall, Hubert, F. S. A., London, Eng., April 4, 1899. 

Holden, Frederick Abbott, M.D., Washington, D. C, May 5, 1868. 

Isham, Charles, New York City, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York City, Jan. 4, 1SS7. 

Nolte, Frederick, Paris, France, Nov. 9, 1SS0. 

Olmsted, Henry M., Canton, China, June 1, 1847. 

Rockwell, Charles II., Chicago, 111., Dec. 5, 1S4S. 

Sheldon, George, Deerheld, Mass., July 2, 1SS9. 

Stiles, Henry Reed, M. D., New York City, April S, 1SS4. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1SS7. 

Winslow, Rev. William Copley, D. D., LL.D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1S94. 



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Donors anb Donations, 



Names. 



2 



Adams, Benjamin, ... 

Adams, Herbert B., ... 

Adams, Sherman W., ... 

American Antiquarian Society, 

American Catholic Historical Society, 

American Congregational Association, 

American Historical Association, - 

American Philosophical Society, - 

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., 

Andover Theological Seminary, - 

Andrews, Charles M., - 

Andrews, Frank D., - 

Anne Wood Elderkin Chapter, D. A. R 

Anonymous, - 

Associated Charities, - 

Bacon, \V. P., - 

Baker, Josephine R., - 

Balch, Thomas \\\, - 

Barratt, Norris S., 

Bates, Albert C, - 

Beckwith, A. C, - 

Bee, William G., - - 

Benjamin, Mary E., - 

Belknap. Leverett, - 

Benton, Sarah A., 

Billerica Historical Society, - 

Bissell, F. Clarence, - 

Board of Trade, - 

Boston Public Library, 

Brainard, Cephas, - ... 

Brainard, Lucy A., 

Brinkerhoff, Roeliff, - 

Brooklyn Library, - 

Buffalo Historical Society, - 

Bunker Hill Monument Association, 

Burbank, Katherine, - 

Carpenter, C. C, 

Carpenter & Morehouse, 

Chapin, Gilbert W., - 

City Registry Department, - 

Connecticut, State of, - 

Connecticut Quarterly, 

Conner, Peter. - - 

Cornell University, - 

Daholl, David A.', - 







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Wethersheld, Conn., 


5 


15 


Amherst, Mass., 




i 


Hartford, Conn., - 


S 


3 


Worcester, Mass., - 


2 




Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 




Boston. Mass., 




i 


Washington, D. C, 


I 




Philadelphia, Pa.. - 


I 




Boston, Mass.. 


I 




Andover, Mass., 




i 


Bryn Mawr. Pa., 




33 


Vineland. X. L, 




2 


Willimantic, Conn., 




I 


- 


I 


4 


Boston. Mass., 




I 


New Britain, Conn., 


I 




Hartford, Conn., - 




2 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


1 




Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 




East Granby, Conn., 


I 




Elkhorn, Wis., 




I 


East Hartford, Conn., 






New London, Conn., 




I 


Hartford. Conn., 


4 




S. Manchester, Conn., 




I 


Billerica, Mass., 




I 


Willimantic. Conn., 


I 




Chicago, 111., - 


I 




Boston, Mass., 


I 




New York, N . V. , - 




I 


Hartford, Conn., - 


21 


19 


Mansfield. 0.. 




I 


Brooklyn, N. V., - 




c 


Buffalo', X. V., 




I 


Boston, Mass., 


I 




Hartford, Conn., - 


3 




Andover, Mass.. 




i 


Amherst, Mass., 


i 




Hartford, Conn., - 




i 


Boston, Mass., 


i 




Hartford, Conn., - 


3 




Hartford. Conn., - 


i 




Hartford, Conn., - 






Ithaca. X. V , 


i 




Cent'r Groton, Conn.. 




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5 
















Names. 






Residences. 


V 

1 

> 




g 

2 


Davis, Andrew MacF., 


. 


- 


Cambridge, Mass., - 




3 




Davis, Walter A., 


. 


- 


Fitchburg, Mass., - 


1 






Deacon, Edward, 


. 




Bridgeport, Conn., - 


I 






Dedham Historical Society, - 


- 


_ 


Dedham, Mass., 


I 






Diocese of Connecticut, 


. 


- 


Windsor, Conn., 


I 






Diocese of New Jersey, 


- 




_ 


I 






Dodge, James H., 


- 


- 


Boston, Mass., 


2 






Elderkin, John, ... 


. 


- 


New York. N. V., - 


I 




I 


Elkins, William L., - 


. 


- 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 






Ensign, Charles S., 


. 


- 


Newton, Mass., 


2 


i 




Essex Institute, - 


_ 


- 


Salem, Mass., 


I 






Exchange, - 


- 


. 


. 


2 






Fairmount Park Art Association 




- 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 




i 




Flagg, Mrs. W. H., - 


_ 




W. Hartford, Conn., 


I 






Foster, Addison H., - 


- 


- 


Chicago, 111., - 






I 


PVanklin & Marshall College, 


_ 


_ 


Lancaster, Pa., 




i 




Gay, Alice M., 


. 


_ 


Hartford, Conn., - 


7 






Gay, Julius, - - - 


- 


- 


Farmington, Conn., 




i 




Geer, Sons of Elihu, - 


_ 


_ 


Hartford, Conn., - 


72 






Geological Survey of Canada, 


_ 


. 


Ottawa, Canada, 


I 






Gildersleeve, F., - 


_ 


_ 


Gildersleeve, Conn., 




i 




Gillett, CM., - 


_ 


_ 


Syracuse, N. Y., 




i 




Goodwin, James J., 


. 


- 


Hartford, Conn., - 




i 




Goodwin, John S., 


. 


- 


Chicago. 111., - 


I 






Grant, Arthur H., 


. 


- 


Montclair, N. J., - 


I 






Green, Samuel A., 


_ 


. 


Boston, Mass., 


2 


4 


I 


Greenlaw, Lucy H., 


- 


- 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


I 






Hapgood, Warren, 


. 


- 


Boston, Mass., 


I 






Hart, Samuel, ... 


. 


. 


Hartford, Conn., - 




i 




Hartford Theological Seminary, 


. 


_ 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


i 




Harvard University, 


. 


_ 


Cambridge, Mass., - 


2 


i 




Hassam, John T., 


. 


- 


Boston, Mass.. 




i 




Hawley, Joseph R., 


. 


- 


Washington, D. C, 


3 






Hawley, William D., - 


. 


_ 


Maiden, Mass., 




i 




Hickenlooper, Frank, - 


_ 


- 


Albia, Iowa, - 


i 


. 




Hills, J. Coolidge, 


. 


. 


Hartford, Conn., - 




3 




Hills, William S., 


. 


_ 


Boston, Mass., 




i 




Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 


- 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


i 






Hoadly, Charles [., 


_ 


. 


Hartford, Conn., - 


i 


i 


I 


Home, Samuel P., 


. 


_ 


Hartford, Conn., - 


i 






Howard, Elizabeth, 


_ 


- 


Hartford, Conn., - 




125 




Howe, Sarah P., ... 


. 


. 


New York, X. Y., - 


i 






Indian Rights Association. - 


. 


- 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 




1 


5 


Isham, Norman, ... 


- 


. 


Providence, R. I., - 


4 






Jackson, Charles E., - 


. 


- 


Middletown, Conn., 




1 




Jameson, J. Franklin, - 


. 


- 


Providence, R. I., - 




<^ 




Katherine Gavlord Chapter, 1). 


A. £ 




Bristol, Conn., 




1 




Kelsey. Mrs. \Vm. H., 


- 


- 


Hartford. Conn., - 






1 


King, Horatio C, 


- 


. 


Brooklyn, N. Y., - 




1 




Kongl. Vit. Hist, and Antiq. Aked., 


_ 


Stockholm, 


4 


1 




Larned, Charles W., - 


. 


. 


West Point, X. V., 


I 






Lee, William W., 


- 


- 


Meriden, Conn.. 


I 


1 




Legacian de los Estador l*n 


dos 


de 










Venzuela, ... 






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I 


1 





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2 



V 


Names. 


Residences. 


V 


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a 


V 






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S 


Leland Stanford Jr. University, - 


Palo Alto, Cal., 




3 




Lewis, John B., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 








Lincoln, Waldo, 


Boston, Mass., 




1 




Long Island Historical Society, - 


Brooklyn, N. Y., - 




2 




Love, W. DeLoss, - 


Flartford, Conn., - 




1 




McAdam, Lucius, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 




1 




Maine Historical Society, - 


Portland, Me., 


2 






Markham, Ernest A., - 


Durham, Conn., 




2 




Massachusetts Agricultural College, 


Amherst, Mass., 




1 




Massachusetts Historical Society, 


Boston, Mass., 




1 




Mercantile Library, - 


New York, N. Y., - 




2 




Michigan State Library, - 


Lansing, Mich., 


I 


1 




Milwaukee Public Museum, - 


Milwaukee, Wis., - 




1 




Minnesota Historical Society, 


St. Paul, Minn., 




2 




Morris, John E., 


Hartford, Conn., - 




1 




Morris, Heirs of late Jonathan F., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I30 


7S 


9 


Murray, John \\\, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 






1 


Murray, Thomas PL, - 


Boston, Mass., 


I 






Nebraska Historical Society, 


Lincoln, Neb., 


I 






New Britain Institute, - 


New Britain, Conn., 




1 




New England Historic Gen. Society, - 


Boston, Mass., 


2 


5 




New Hampshire State Library, - 


Concord, N. PL, 


I 


1 




New Haven Colony Historical Society, 


New Haven, Conn., 


I 


1 




New Jersey Historical Society, 


Newark, N. J., 


3 






New South Wales Government, - 


Sydney, N. S. W., - 








N. Y. Gen. and Biographical Society, - 


New York, N. Y., - 


2 






New York Historical Society, - ' - 


New York, N. Y., - 




1 




New York Public Library, - 


New York, N. Y., - 


2 






Newberry Library, - 


Chicago, 111., - - 




2 




Nott, Samuel, - 


Hartford, Conn., - 




1 




Old Residents Historical Association, - 


Lowell, Mass., 




2 




Palmer, Mrs. Charles F., - 


New York, N. Y., - 


1 






Parker, Edwin P., 


Plartford, Conn., - 


1 






Parmele, George L., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


6 


S 




Parsons, J. Russell, - 


Chicago, 111., - 


1 






Pearl, A. G., 


Hartford, Conn., - 






1 


Peck, Epaphroditus, - 


Bristol, Conn., 




1 




Pettibone, Benjamin W., ... 


Winchester, Conn., 




I 




Pinney, Elizabeth P., and Dean, Ben- 










jamin A., - - - 


Colebrook, Conn., - 


34 






Porter, Thomas E., - 


So. Coventry, Conn., 






3 


Princeton University, - 


Princeton, N. J., - 


1 






Providence Public Library, ... 


Providence, R. I., - 




1 




Reform Club, - - ' - 


New York, N. Y., - 


2 


3 




Reid, Lewis F., 


Hartford, Conn., - 




1 




Rhode Island Historical Societv, - 


Providence, R. L, - 




2 




Richards, Ellis G., - - ' - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


1 






Richardson, Estate of William R., 


Washington, D. C, 


1 






Rockwell, Robert C, - 


Pittstiel'd, Mass., - 




1 




Royal Societv of Canada, 


Ottawa, Canada, 


1 






Rudd, Malcomb ])., - 


Lakeville, Conn., - 




1 




St. Louis Public Library, - 


St. Louis, Mo., 




1 




Salem Public Library, - 


Salem, Mass., 




2 





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Names. 



Saunders, William A., - 

Second Church in Hartford, 

Sharpe, William C, - 

Sheldon, George, - 

Smith, Henry F., 

Smith, Jane T., - 

Sons of the Revolution in New York, 

State Historical Society of Colorado, 

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 

Stevens, George O., 

Stevens, Nathaniel B., 

Stocking, Charles H. \V., - 

Stoeckel, Mr. and Mrs. Carl, 

Storrs Agricultural College, - 

Stowe, Charles E., 

Stratford Library, ... 

Swan, Robert T., 

Swords, Joseph F., 

Svracuse Central Librarv, - 

Talcott, Mary K., 

Texas State Historical Association, 

Thomas, William A. E., 

Tioga Point Historical Society, - 

Tooker, William W., - -' 

Trinity College, - 

United States, .... 

University of Pennsylvania, - 

University of State of New York, 

University of Tennessee, 

University of Toronto, 

Warrington, James, - 

Welles, E. Stanley, - 

Welles, Family of late Gideon, 

Welles, Edgar T., 

Wells, Charles T., 

Wesleyan University, - 

Western Reserve Historical Society, 

Westchester County Historical Society, 

Woodward Joseph G., - - - 

Woodward, P. Henry, - 

Worcester Society of Antiquity, - 

Wyoming Hist, and Geological Societv 

Yale University, - - - - 

Yearly Meeting of Friends, - 




Cambridge, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Seymour, Conn., 
Deerfield, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 

Denver, Col., - 
Madison, Wis., 
Boston, Mass., 
Winsted, Conn., 
Freehold, N. J., 
Norfolk, Conn., 
Mansfield, Conn., 
Simsbury, Conn., 
Stratford, Conn., 
Boston, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Syracuse, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Austin, Tex., - 
Middletown, Conn. 
Athens, Pa., - 

Hartford, Conn., 
Washington, D. C. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
Albany. N. Y., 
Knoxville, Tenn., 
Toronto, Canada, 
Washington, D. C. 
Newington, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
New York, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Middletown, Conn. 
Cleveland, O., 
White Plains, X. Y. 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Worcester. Mass.. 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 
New Haven, Conn. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 



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ANNUAL REPORT 
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OF 






May, 1899 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



£0c Connecticut jfyietonc&t fkotitfy 



REPORTS AND PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL 
MEETING, MAY 29, 1900 

ALSO A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 
AND OF DONATIONS FOR THE YEAR 



HARTFORD 

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

I9O0 



\ 



(Officers of the Society. 

€lectcb lllay 29, 1.900. 



President. 

CHARLES J. HOADLY, Hartford. 

Vice-Presidents. 

SAMUEL HART, Middletowx. 

JAMES J. GOODWIN, - - Hartford. 

JAMES TERRY, New Haven. 

RICHARD A. WHEELER, ------ Stoningtox. 

MORRIS W. SEYMOUR, - - - - - - - Bridgeport. 

THEODORE S. GOLD, Cornwall. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, - - . .- - - Middletowx. 

ELLEN D. LARNED, Thompson. 

Recording Secretary. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - Hartford. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

W. DeLOSS LOVE, -------- Hartford. 

Treasurer. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, Hartford. 

Librarian. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - - ... Hartford. 

Auditor. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

Membership Committee. 

CHARLES J. HOADLY, ex officio, Hartford. 

JOSEPH G. WOODWARD, Hartford. 

JULIUS GAY, --------- Farmington. 

JOHN E. MORRIS, - Hartford. 

HORACE E. MATHER, Hartford. 

JANE T. SMITH, -------- Hartford. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - - Hartford. 

JOSEPH L. BLANCH ARD, Hartford. 

Library Committee. 

CHARLES I. HOADLY, ex officio, Hartford. 

FRANCIS H. PARKER, - Hartford. 

WILLISTON WALKER, - Hartford. 

THOMAS S. WEAVER, Hartford. 

Publication Committee. 

CHARLES J. HOADLY, ex officio, - - - - - Hartford. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR, ----- Middle tow n. 

ALBERT C. BATES, - HARTFORD. 

LEYERETT BELKNAP, - Hartford. 

Committee on Monthly Papers. 

P.H.WOODWARD, Hartford. 

CHARLES B. WHITING, Hartford. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR. MlDDLETOWN. 



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Kesolr>e incorporating 

Cfye Connecticut historical Society 

passeb IHay, 1825. 



Resolved by this Assembly, That John Trumbull, Thomas C. Brownell, 
Timothy Pitkin, John S. Peters, William W. Ellsworth, Thomas Day, Thomas 
Robins, Daniel Burhans, Thomas Hubbard, Isaac Toucey, Nathaniel S. 
Wheaton, George Sumner, Roger M. Sherman, William T. Williams, Martin 
Wells, Joseph Battell, William Cooley, Thomas H. Gallaudet, Thomas S. 
Williams, Eli Todd, Walter Mitchell, George W. Doane, Samuel P>. Wood- 
ward, S. H. Huntington, Samuel W. Dana, James Gould, Samuel A. Foot. 
Nathan Johnson, Hawley Olmstead, Benjamin Trumbull, John Hall, and their 
associates and successors, be, and hereby are ordained, constituted and declared 
to be, forever hereafter, a body corporate, by the name of The Connecticut 
Historical Society, and by that name, they, their associates and successors shall 
and may have perpetual succession; shall be capable of suing and being sued, 
pleading and being impleaded, and also to purchase, receive, hold and convey 
any estate, real or personal, to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars; and may have a common seal, and the same may alter at pleasure; 
may establish rules relative to the admission of future members; may ordain, 
establish, and put in execution such by-laws and regulations, not contrary to 
the provisions of this charter, or the laws of this State, as shall be deemed 
necessary for the government of said corporation. 

The Governor of this State, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Judges of the 
Superior Court, shall be ex officio members of the Society. 

Said corporation shall meet once a year for the choice of a President, Vice- 
President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and such 
other officers as may be designated from time to time by the by-laws of the 
Society. 

The first meeting of the Society shall be holden at the State House in 
Hartford at such time as shall be designated by the Honorable John Trumbull, 
notice thereof being previously given in one or more newspapers printed in 
Hartford. 

Provided, nevertheless, that this act of incorporation shall be subject to be 
revoked or altered, at the pleasure of the General Assembly. 



3y=£axr>s of the Society. 



I. MEMBERS. 



1. The Society shall consist of Resident. Corresponding and Honorary 
Members. 

Resident members shall be persons residing in the State of Connecticut; and 
■no other shall be entitled to vote in any meeting of the Society. 

Honorary and corresponding members shall be persons residing out of the 
State of Connecticut, and shall not be subject to any admission fee or tax. 

Honorary members shall be persons who may have rendered important pub- 
lic service to the State of Connecticut, or to the cause of historic inquiry, or 
literature generally. 

2. No person shall be voted for as an honorary, corresponding, or resident 
member, until at least one month after his nomination by the Committee on 
Membership; and every such vote shall be taken by ballot, at a regular meet- 
ing, at which not less than ten members are present. 

3. Every nomination for the election of honorary or corresponding mem- 
bers shall be based on the application, in writing, of two resident members, 
stating the reason for such nomination, and the qualifications of the persons 
proposed for membership. 

4. Whenever a vote shall be taken on the admission of a member, and there 
shall be found two ballots against his admission, the presiding officer shall 
declare the election postponed. At the next regular meeting, if the recom- 
mendation of the committee shall be renewed, he may be admitted by the 
votes of two-thirds the members present. 

5. Resident members shall pay, on admission, three dollars, and two dollars 
every subsequent year, if they reside within, and one dollar if they reside with- 
out, the limits of the town of Hartford; or, in lieu thereof, any person entitled 
to be a member may constitute himself a life member by paying at one time 
the sum of twenty-five dollars. 

6. Should any person elected as a resident member omit to signify his 
acceptance of such election within one month after receiving notice thereof, 
and to pay the admission fee, he shall forfeit the privilege of becoming a 
member. The payment of the annual assessment shall hereafter constitute a 
condition of continued membership, and the neglect or refusal to pay the same 
for the period of six months after the annual meeting of the Society shall be 
deemed a withdrawal from the Society. 

7. A copy of the by-laws shall be presented, within one month after the 
adoption of this by-law, by the Recording Secretary, to every resident member, 



to be signed and returned to the Secretary; and members who shall subscribe 
the same shall thereafter be considered as accepting the provision respecting the 
annual assessment and the conditions of membership. 

II. OFFICERS. 

1. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting by ballot, 
and to hold their offices for one year and until others shall be chosen, shall be — 
a President, not exceeding eight Vice-Presidents, a Recording Secretary, a Cor- 
responding Secretary, a Treasurer, a Committee on Membership, to consist of 
seven members; Committees on the Library, and on Publication, each to consist 
of three members. 

The preceding officers and the chairmen of the several committees shall 
constitute the Standing Committee of the Society. 

A Librarian and Cabinet Keeper shall be appointed, on the nomination of the 
Standing Committee, whenever such appointment shall be deemed advisable. 

2. The President shall be, ex officio, chairman of the Standing Committee, 
and a member of the Membership, Library, and Publication Committees; shall 
preside at all meetings of the Society and Standing Committee; call, by himself 
or Secretary, all meetings of the Society, and deliver or provide for an address 
at the annual meeting. 

3. The Recording Secretary shall have custody of the files, records, and 
seal of the Society; shall give notice to new members of their election, and 
furnish them certificates of membership; keep an accurate journal of the trans- 
actions of the Society and Standing Committee; and, when directed by the 
proper officer, call the meetings of the same. 

4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence in behalf 
of the Society. 

5. The Treasurer shall receive the admission fees, and report the names of 
the persons paying the same to the Recording Secretary; and shall also receive 
all other moneys due, and all donations or bequests of money made to the 
Society; shall pay to the order of the chairman of the Standing Committee such 
sums as may be required for the ordinary expenses of the .Society and such as 
the Society may otherwise direct to be paid; shall keep a true and faithful 
account of all moneys received and paid by him, and of the property and debts 
of the Society; and shall, at the annual meeting, render a particular statement, 
to be examined and audited by a committee who shall be appointed at such 
annual meeting for that purpose. 

6. The Librarian, under the direction of the Library Committee, shall 
arrange and have charge of all books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other 
articles deposited in the rooms of the Society; and shall, before everv annual 
meeting of the Society, make a full report to the Library Committee of his 
doings as Librarian during the past year, anil of the condition of the Library. 

7. To the Committee on Membership shall be referred all the propositions 

for the admission of members. No nominations for membership shall be 
considered or acted upon by the Committee during a regular meeting of the 
Society. 



S. The Committee on the Library shall, before each annual meeting, make 
a careful examination of the books and other articles deposited in the rooms of 
the Society, and shall report thereon to the Standing Committee, including in 
such report the annual report of the Librarian. They may make purchases 
for the Library, under the direction of the Society, within the income of the 
Library fund, or to such an amount as may be appropriated by a vote of the 
Society for such purpose. 

9. The Publication Committee shall have the superintendence of all publi- 
cations ordered by the Society. They shall, from time to time, report to the 
Society respecting the selection and arrangement of such papers, from the 
library of the Society or other sources, as are most suitable for publication in 
volumes of the Society's Collections. 

10. The Standing Committee shall act generally in behalf of the Society, 
fill all vacancies in any offices until the next regular meeting of the Society, and 
make an annual report to the Society. Any three members of this Committee 
may constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a notice for a 
meeting of the Society shall be deemed a notice for the meeting of this 
Committee. 

III. MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting shall be held in the month of May, at such time and 
place as the Standing Committee shall appoint. 

2. A regular meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday evening of each 
month, unless suspended by a vote of the Society. 

3. Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in his absence, by 
the Recording Secretary, on the application of three members. 

4. Previous notice of any meeting of the Society shall be given in one or 
more public prints. And at any meeting, duly called and notified, seven 
members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, other than 
the admission of new. members, or the negotiation of exchange. 

IV. DONATIONS AND DEPOSITS. 

1. All donations to and deposits with the Society shall be entered in a book 
kept for that purpose. 

2. No donations shall be exchanged or disposed of unless the Society have 
a duplicate of the same. 

3. All deposits left with the Society shall be carefully preserved, and may 
at any time be taken by the depositor in person, or delivered on his written 
order. But even- deposit which shall not be so reclaimed or withdrawn, shall, 
after the decease of the depositor, be entered as a donation, and become the 
property of the Society; unless, at the time of making the deposit, other con- 
ditions shall be prescribed by the depositor. 

v. LIBRARY. 

I. The rooms, with all books, manuscripts, pictures, and articles belonging 
to or deposited with the Society, shall be under the immediate charge of the 
Librarian, acting under the direction of the Library Committee. 



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2. The Library shall be opened for the inspection of the public, and the 
examination of books and manuscripts, and transcription therefrom, at such 
time, and on such conditions, as shall be prescribed by the Library Committee; 
and no book or manuscript shall be taken from the room without a special vote 
of the Society, except by the Committee on Publication. 

VI. PUBLICATION FUND. 
The legacy left to the Society by the late President, the Hon. Thomas Day, 
the avails of all life memberships, and all special donations and subscriptions 
which may be made thereto, shall constitute a Publication Fund— the income 
of which shall be applied, under the direction of the Publication Committee, 
towards the expense of such publications as may be ordered by the Society. 

VII. ALTERATIONS. 

Any alteration of these by-laws shall be submitted to a regular meeting, held 
prior to that on which the vote on the same is taken. 



Ctnnuctl CLbbvess. 



Since our last annual meeting the membership of this 
Society has been increased by the election of fourteen 
resident members. Three of our members, viz., Mrs. Mary 
R. Perkins of Hartford, Ebenezer S. Phillips of Bridgeport, 
and Carl Stoeckel of Norfolk, have transferred themselves 
from annual dues to life membership. Twelve resident mem- 
bers have been removed from the roll by death. Of these 
three were life members. Two have resigned. Thus our 
total membership remains the same as reported at the last 
annual meeting, viz., 347, comprising 322 resident members, 
of whom 51 are life members, 4 honorary, and 21 correspond- 
ing members. This membership covers every county in the 
State and nearly one-half of the towns, and has extended into 
Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota. 

DECEASED MEMBERS. 

Of the twelve whom death has removed from our midst ten 
w r ere residents of Hartford. 

Rodney Dennis, a descendant of the early New England 
settlers, was born in Topsfield, Mass., January 14, 1S26. Com- 
ing to Hartford at the age of sixteen, he entered business, in 
which he continued some years, when he removed to Augusta, 
Ga., and later to Albany, N. Y. He returned to Hartford in 
1855, and accepted a position with the Phcenix Bank, where 
he remained until 1864, when he was chosen the first secretary 
of the Travelers Insurance Company. This position he held 
until shortly before his death. Having been prominent in 
business and Christian work for more than half a century, 
Mr. Dennis was one of Hartford's best known citizens. The 
high esteem in which he was held is shown by the number 
of trusts with which he was associated. His death, which 
resulted from a severe attack of the grip, occurred June 2, 
1899. He was made a life member in 1890. 



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John C. Day, who died June 24, 1899, also traced his lin- 
eage back to the early settlers. He was born in this city, on 
Pratt Street, where the building of the Society for Savings 
now stands. Graduating from Yale in 1S57, he studied law 
and became a member of the Connecticut Bar. Being a man 
of means he traveled extensively, spending much of his time 
abroad. In 1865 he received the degree of M. A. from his 
alma mater. Mr. Day had been a life member of our Society 
since 1875. 

Rev. Samuel Howe Allen, one of the founders of the 
Catholic Apostolic Church on Broad Street, and one of its 
preachers, died at his home in this city, July 19, 1899, from 
infirmities due to advanced years. He was originally a clergy- 
man of the Congregational Church, and occupied important 
pulpits in that denomination. He was also a man of much 
business tact. He became a member of this Society July 1, 
1890. 

Joseph Alvin Graves, Principal of the South School, died 
at his home, No. 28 Charter Oak Place, July 28, 1899. Death 
resulted from a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered two days 
previously. He was born in Springfield, Missouri, September 
21, 1849. Graduating from the St. Louis High School in 1867 
he entered Yale, where he graduated in 1872. For some time 
he was tutor in Latin in that university. Previously to his 
coming to his work in this city in 1881, he was principal of 
the Skinner School in New Haven, where he received the 
degree of Ph. D. from Yale in 1S7S. Although at the head of 
the largest grammar school in Connecticut, Mr. Graves found 
time for other labors. He was closely identified with the man- 
agement of the Choral Union: was for many years connected 
officially with the Connecticut Teachers' Association; was one 
of the founders of the Connecticut Teachers' Annuity Guild, 
and had been the Connecticut vice-president of the National 
Council of Education. He compiled ' ' Graves' Graded Speller ' ' 
for common schools and a school hymnal. He was an earnest, 
energetic, upright, and sincere teacher and citizen. He was 
elected to membership in 1896. 

Edward Wright Robbins, who died at his home in Bristol, 
R. I., November 7, 1899, aged 77 years, was elected to our 



membership in 1SS7. He was born at Kensington, Conn., 
where his father, Rev. Royal Robbins, was the Congregational 
pastor for forty-three years. Graduating from Yale in 1843, 
he soon after took up the study of law. Most of his time, 
however, has been devoted to teaching, literary pursuits, and 
travel. 

Frederick Hasting Chapin, traveler, student, and writer, 
who died. January 25, 1900, was born in Lafayette, Indiana, 
September, 1852. Surrounded as he was in his youth by 
pioneer influences, he acquired a love of adventure, travel, 
and discovery which influenced the rest of his life. Coming 
to Hartford in early life and entering the employ of Sisson & 
Butler, he advanced until in 18S1 he became a member of the 
firm. He was especially interested in mountaineering, and 
made many trips to the Rockies, Adirondacks, and White 
Mountains. The Alps of Switzerland were twice visited by 
him, and in 1894 he visited the Himalayas of India. His 
collections and photographs made upon these occasions are 
of great value. As a lecturer and writer he was flatteringly 
received and commended by authorities. A visit to his bunga- 
low in West Hartford was a treat. He became a member in 
1891. 

William Ogden Wheeler, of Sharon, Conn., who passed 
away January 27, 1900, was elected to life membership in this 
Society in April, 1S95. F° r twenty years and more he had 
been identified with the interests and welfare of Sharon, his 
adopted home. With him the love of nature and country life 
was prominent. It Was this which drew him to Sharon. He 
was a man of retiring and unassuming nature, possessed of 
thorough manliness and integrity, as well as kindliness and 
benevolence. He was born in Delhi, Delaware County, X. Y., 
July, 1S37. 

Hon. Henry C. Robinson, who became a member of this 
Society in 1S90, died February 14, 1900. He was the sou of 
David F. Robinson, one of Hartford's foremost business men 
of his day, and Ann Seymour, a direct descendant of Klder 
William Brewster of the Mayflower. He was born in this 
city, August 28, 1832. Graduating from the Hartford High 
School in 1S49, and from Yale in the famous class of 1853, he 



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chose the profession of law for his life work and became one 
of the foremost corporation lawyers in New England. From 
the beginning his professional career was one of honor and 
distinction. His candor, ability, and integrity were such that 
corporations and individuals felt the highest regard for his 
opinions and decisions. He was a prominent figure in Xew 
England Congregationalism and a leader in notable assem- 
blages of the denomination. Among the positions of honor 
and trust held by Mr. Robinson may be mentioned the follow- 
ing: Mayor of Hartford, Representative in General Assem- 
bly, nominated for Governor, member of National Republican 
Convention at Chicago in 1880, Special Commissioner for 
Connecticut at the Constitutional Centennial celebration at 
Philadelphia in 1887, Trustee of Hartford Grammar School, 
and Wadsworth Athenaeum; also a director of the New York, 
New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and various financial insti- 
tutions. In 188S his alma mater honored him with the degree 
of LL. D. 

"The world to him was beautiful, full of good men and 
women and noble purposes. He loved truth and family and 
his fellow-men better than position and wealth. Life to him 
was a precious link in the bright chain of eternity." 

Deacon Albert L. Hunt, who became a member of our 
Society in 1887, died suddenly in Park Church, Sunday morn- 
ing, February 18, 1900, of apoplexy. Mr. Hunt was born in 
Hartford, August 15, 1S40. Entering the employ of the Trav- 
elers Insurance Company at its organization, he became and 
remained one of its faithful and esteemed officials until his 
death. He was a prominent member of the Twentieth Cen- 
tury Club, and Superintendent of the Morgan Street Mission 
School. 

After an illness of seven months from paralysis of the throat 
Samuel W. Cowles passed away, February 14, 1900, at his 
home on Windsor Avenue. He was one of Hartford's oldest 
and most respected business men, having come to this city in 
1859. Retiring from manufacturing in 1864 he became iden- 
tified with life insurance interests. He was one of the founders 
of the Windsor Avenue Congregational Church of this city, 
was a member of St. John's Lodge, F*. A. M., and of the Con- 
necticut S. A. R., also an honorary member of the Putnam 



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Phalanx. He was especially interested in historical research, 
and was the owner of the Peregrine White Bible. As a mem- 
ber of the Board of Trade he was deeply interested in the 
welfare and prosperity of Hartford. He was born in Avon, 
November 10, 1826, and had been a member of this Society 
since April, 1891. 

On the morning of February 17, 1900, the Rev. John S. 
Davenport, a lineal descendant of the Rev. John Davenport 
of the New Haven Colony, died at his home on Asylum Ave- 
nue. He was born in Stamford, September 26, 1808, and 
graduated from Yale in the class of 1833. Having studied 
theology in New Haven, he entered the Congregational min- 
istry and occupied pastorates in Connecticut and Massachusetts. 
Later he took orders in the Episcopal Church and held rector- 
ships in New York. In 1854 ne became identified with the 
Catholic Apostolic Church, in which denomination he served 
as pastor and evangelist. He was a man of ability and a 
strong preacher. Many of his addresses and papers have been 
published. He was associated with the late Rev. Samuel H. 
Allen in the organization of the Catholic Apostolic Church on 
Broad Street. He was elected a member of this Society, Jan- 
uary, 1892. 

Dr. George Leon Walker, elected to our membership in 
1883, passed peacefully away at his home on Prospect Street, 
March 14, 1900; his immediate death resulting from a severe 
attack of pneumonia. He was born in Rutland, Yt., April 30, 
1830, and was eighth in descent from Richard Walker, who 
settled at Lynn, Mass., in 1630, fought in the early Indian 
wars, and was a member both of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of London, and of Boston. His great- 
grandfather, Phineas, of Woodstock, Conn., was a soldier in 
the old French and Revolutionary wars. His grandfather, 
Leonard, emigrated to Yermont and settled at Strafford. His 
father, Rev. Charles Walker, graduated at the Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary in 1821, and served in the ministry for more 
than half a century in his adopted State. 

Having surmounted many difficulties and possessed himself 
of a good fundamental education, he determined to enter the 
legal profession, but was thwarted in this through change of 
circumstances and a severe illness. Although in broken health, 



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his prospects frustrated and his friends discouraged, he was 
determined if possible to become a minister. In August, 1857, 
he was licensed to preach by the Rutland (Vt.) Association, 
and soon after entered the Andover Seminary. His remark- 
able power in the pulpit and his ready sympathy and helpful- 
ness with all in suffering and bereavement, speedily won the 
affection of all with whom he came in contact. His first pas- 
torate in Connecticut was in 1S68, when he was called to the 
First Church in New Haven, where in 1870 he received the 
degree of D. D. from Yale. 

Being forced by ill-health to again retire from active pastoral 
work in 1873, he went abroad for a vacation. Coming to the 
First Church in this city in 1879, he became the embodiment 
of its interests as he had been the spirit of Congregationalism. 
He was one of the commission to prepare the " Creed of 1883.'' 
He has been closely identified with the work of the American 
Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and a member 
of the Corporation of Yale University. He was a fearless, 
incisive debater, but possessed a judicial mind. His studies 
in New England religious history are of a lasting character. 
Like his discourses, they bear the stamp of earnestness, direct- 
ness, and conviction. Of especial interest to Connecticut is 
his " History of the First Church in Hartford, 1633-1883." 

MEETINGS. 

Eight regular meetings have been held during the year. 
The papers presented have been varied in subject and well 
received. 

The first paper of the year was presented by Gilbert O. Fay, 
Ph. D., upon " The Relation of Hartford to the Education of 
the Deaf." At the November meeting, Rev. L. W. Hicks 
told us of the life and work of "Mr. Ralph Wheelock, 
Puritan." This paper has been privately printed. The De- 
cember meeting was occupied by F. Clarence Bissell, chief 
clerk in the Comptroller's office at the Capitol, who gave an 
account of the "Rev. Samuel Peters and his slaves." This 
paper has since been read before other associations. Our 
January meeting was especially well attended. At this meet- 
ing Charles Hopkins Clark presented a most interesting paper 
upon the various theories and accounts of "The Charter 



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Oak." The paper following was upon " Rev. David McClure, 
D. D.," presented by Miss Mary Seabury Starr. In her ab- 
sence it was read by Mr. P. H. Woodward. The address at 
the March meeting was delivered by Judge Simeon E. Baldwin 
upon "The American Jurisdiction of the Bishop of London in 
our Colonial Era." This address has also been printed. The 
April meeting was addressed by Rev. Leonard Bacon, D. D., of 
Norwich, upon "Abolitionism before the time of Garrison." 
The final paper of the year was presented May i by our Cor- 
responding Secretary, Rev. W. DeLoss Love, upon "The 
Proposed Expedition for the Reduction of Canada in 1746." 
At this meeting Dr. Love, in behalf of Mr. Benjamin F. 
Stevens, F. S. A., of London, — a native of Vermont, — pre- 
sented to the Society a beautifully bound volume containing 
transcripts of the muster rolls of the said proposed expedition, 
recently discovered by him in the English archives. 

STATE RECORD COMMISSION. 

As a result of the petitions presented to the General Assem- 
bly of 1899 by the New Haven Colony Historical Society, the 
Fairfield County Historical Society, and our own, asking for 
the appointment of a preliminary Record Commission to inquire 
into the condition of the public records and to report to the 
General Assembly of 1901 as to the action deemed necessary 
for their proper care and preservation, the General Assembly 
passed the following Special Act: 

Providino. for the Appointment of a Commission ok Public Records. 
Resolved by this Assembly: 

Section i. That the Governor be and he is hereby authorized to appoint a 
commission of public records consisting of three persons, whose duty it shall 
be to inquire and report to the next General Assembly the condition of the 
public records of the State, including- court, county, town, society, and parish 
records, and to recommend to the General Assembly of 1901 the best methods 
of preserving the same from loss or injury. 

Sec. 2. The expenses of the said commission in making inquiries shall be 
paid upon bills duly audited by the Comptroller, provided the total amount so 
paid shall not exceed three hundred dollars. 

Approved June 13, 1S90." 

Governor Lounsbury has accordingly appointed Dr. Samuel 
Hart and Albert C. Bates, of this Society, and Dwight E. 
Bowers, treasurer of the New Haven Colony Historical So- 
ciety, members of said committee. 



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The following Public Act was also passed by the General 
Assembly of 1899: 

An Act Concerning the Preservation of Town Records. 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly 
convened: 
It shall be the duty of selectmen in the month of September in each year to 
inquire into the condition of all the records of their respective towns, and to 
cause any volume of such records to be carefully repaired, arranged in order 
of pages, and rebound whenever such repairs and rebinding are necessary for 
the preservation of the records contained in such volume. 
Approved June 9, 1S99. 

The special report upon the condition of our ancient court 
records made to the General Assembly in 1889 showed the 
condition of those records at that time. Only a glance at the 
reports of the Record Commissioners of Massachusetts and 
Rhode Island is necessary to show us the startling conditions 
and dangers which surround the greater part of our other 
public records. Connecticut should follow the good example 
of her neighbor States, and appoint a competent person whose 
duty it shall be to have a general supervision of public records. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

As usual the reports and papers presented at the last annual 
meeting have been published by the Society. This pamphlet 
of forty-six pages also contains a list of the Family Genealo- 
gies acquired by the Society since the last report on the same 
in 1896. 

PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO CONNECTICUT. 

The following are some of the publications of Connecticut 
interest published during the year: 

John Hooker's " Reminiscences." 

Historic Gleanings in Windham County, Connecticut, by Ellen D. Larned. 

History of Nonvalk. Selleck. 

History of Fairfield County. Compiled by Beers Co. 

Foster Genealogy. 

Reverend John Beach and John Sanford and their Descendants by Misses 

Beach and Gibbons. 
Old Families of Norwich, Connecticut, 1660-1S00. Vol. I., Tart I. 

'Compiled by Mary E. Perkins. 
Genealogical Register of Litchfield, Connecticut, 1 720-1 Soo, by George 

C. Woodruff, 1S45-1S65. 



Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, 1 784-1 S33. Reprint of 1900. 
The Congregational Church of East Hampton, Connecticut, 1748-1898. 
History of Trinity Parish, Tariffvillc. Rev. J. E. Heald. 
State Publications of the New England States. Ed. by W. W. Bowker. 

The reports of the Librarian and the Treasurer, which fol- 
low, will show the condition of the Society more in detail. 

In closing, I wish to repeat what I said at a former annual 
meeting. I hold the office of President of this Society by your 
favor. Five times in succession have you unanimously elected 
me to that position of honor, for which I return my best thanks; 
but now having passed my three-score and ten years, and 
rinding bodily strength and sight will not permit me to do and 
go as I would, I most respectfully think the interests of our 
Society will be best served by letting some younger and more 
efficient person assume the duties and enjoy the honors of the 
office, which is second to none in our State. 

Charles J. Hoadly, 

President. 



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itbrariarfs Hcport. 



Mr. Chairman and Members of the Society: 

The question of room for our books, to accommodate the 
growth of the library, will soon become a serious one. 
A slight relief has been gained by the addition in the sections 
devoted to local history and genealogy of twenty-four feet of 
new shelving, and of another twenty-four feet for miscella- 
neous uses; and two small cases loaned by one of our members 
are proving very useful. But this relief is only temporary, 
and before another year has passed all of our available shelving 
will be solidly filled. Already in one alcove it has been found 
necessary to place one row of books on the shelves behind 
another, and in another case to pile pamphlets and magazines 
on the top of the book cases. From time to time books that 
are little used have been taken to the store room down stairs, 
but that room has become so filled, especially by the growth 
of our newspaper files, that now its only available space is 
floor space not already occupied. Some duplicates, for the 
most part those of little value, have been removed to the base- 
ment; but for a number of reasons this is an undesirable step. 
Some action, perhaps the building of movable temporary cases, 
is greatly needed during the coming year. 

Attention was called in the last annual report to the appro- 
priation of five hundred dollars made by the Wadsworth Ath- 
enaeum for the purchase of books to be shelved in this library, 
and a list was given of the books already purchased. The 
appropriation was generously renewed at the last annual meet- 
ing of the Athenaeum, the sum granted for the current calendar 
year being three hundred seventy -five dollars. The sum of 
two hundred ninety-one dollars and seventy-six cents remain- 
ing at the time of the Society's last annual meeting has been 
expended, together with one hundred fifty-four dollars and 
eighty-nine cents from the current year's appropriation. Of 
this amount eight dollars was expended in the binding of 



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twelve books and pamphlets which had been purchased in an 
unbound condition. Purchases from this fund have been 
quite closely confined to local history and genealogy. The 
purchases since our last report have been one hundred forty- 
one volumes and twenty-nine pamphlets, as follows: 

Allen, G. P. Genealogical record of the Ailing— Aliens. 1S99. 

Allison, C. E. History of Vonkers, X. Y. 1896. 

Austice, H. Annals of St. Luke's church, Rochester, N. Y. 1SS3. 

Austin, J. O. Journal of W. Jefferay. 1899. 

Babson, J. J. Notes and additions to history of Gloucester, Mass. 1876. 

Bagg, M. M. Pioneers of Utica, N. Y. 1S77. 

Bailey, F. L. Ruggles, Smith and Ladd genealogy. 1S96. 

Bailey, H. R. Bailey genealogy. 1S99. 

Ballou, A. History of the Ballous. iSSS. 

Barnard, R. M. R. Barnard and his descendants. 1899. 

Barnes, L. M. Mortality records of Woodbury, Conn. 189S. 

Beach, J. Yindication of the Church of England. 1749. 

Beach, R. 13. & Gibbons, R. D. Rev. John Beach and his descendants. 

1896. 
Beers, F. W. County atlas of Middlesex, Mass. 1865. 
Best, J. F. J. Keep and his descendants. 1899. 
Bicentennial of Sufneld, Conn. 1S71. 

Bingham, T. A. Genealogy of the Bingham family. 1S98. 
Bittenger, J. Q. History of Haverhill, X. H. iSSS. 
Blackmail, L. Surveyors' association of West X. J., and history of Little 

Egg Harbor. 1880. 
Blake, F. E. I. Blake and his descendants. 1S9S. 
Bliss, G. Historic memoir of the Western Railroad. 1S63. 
Borden, A. Record of Bristol County, Mass. 1S99. 
Butters, G. Butters family. 1896. 

Campbell, J. R. History of County of Yarmouth, X. S. 1876. 
Carter, N. F., & Fowler, T. L. History of Pembroke, X. H. 1S95. 
Celebration of 250th anniversary of Newbury, Mass. 1SS8. 
Centenary of Protestant Episcopal church of Claremont, X. H. 1S71. 
Centennial celebration of Orford, X. H. 1865. 
Centennial history of Sumner, Me. 1899. 
Chambers, T. F. Early Germans of Xew Jersey. 1S95. 
Chapman, J. Genealogy of the Philbrick family. 1SS6. 
Chipman, R. M. Chipman lineage. 1S72. 
Chute, R. F. Annals and register of St. Thomas and St. Denis parish, 

S. C. 18S4. 
Cochrane, W. R., & Wood, (i. K. History of Francestown. X. H. 1895. 
Collections of Dover, X. II., Historical Society. 1894. 
Collections of Historical Society of Penn, 1853. 
Crafts, J. M. History of Whatelv, Mass. 1S99. 
Cushing, L. Genealogy of the Cashing family. 1877. 
Cutter, D. B. History of JalTery, X. H. 1SS1. 



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Dale, E. J., & Kent, E. E. History of Kent family. 

Danforth, E. Address at Mamaroneck, N. Y. 1891. 

Darling, O. J. History of Warren, Mass. 1874. 

Dewey, A. M., & L. M. Life of G. Dewey and Dewey genealogy. 1892. 

Dickerman, E. D., & G. S. Families of Dickerman ancestry. 1897. 

Duncan, H. C. Diocese of Louisiana. 1S88. 

Eaton, A. W. Church of England in Nova Scotia. 1891. 

Elijah Fisher's journal, 1775-84. 18S0. 

Facsimiles of church documents, 1874-79. 

Farnsworth, M. F. Farnsworth memorial. 1897. 

French, II . YV. Art and artists in Connecticut. 1879. 

Frisbie, B. History of Middletown, Vt. 1867. . 

Gardiner, L. History of the Pequot war. i860. . ' . , . % 

Gibbs, W. H. Address at Blanford, Mass., on history of the town. 1850. 

Glazier, L. History of Gardiner. Mass. i860. 

Green, M. A. Springfield, Mass., memories. 1S76. 

Greenleaf, J. E. Genealogy of the Greenleaf family. 1896. 

Gregory, J. Centennial of Northheld, Vt. 187S. 

Harvey, O. J. Harvey book. 1899. 

Havens, D. \V. Historical discourse at East Haven, Conn. 1876. 

Hill, H. A. History of the Old South church, Boston. 1890. 2 vols. 

Hinds, A. H. History of the Hinds family. 1899. 

History of Litchfield, Me. 1897. 

History of Middlesex County, Conn. 1SS4. 

Holt, E. Discourse at North church, Portsmouth, N. H. 1S3S. 

Hoyt, D. \Y. Old families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass. 1899. 

Hubbard, B. F. History of Stansted County, Canada. 1874. 

Ives, J. S. Historical sermon at East Hampton, Conn. 1876. 

Johnson, C. Centennial history of Erie County, N. Y. 1S76. 

Johnson, W, \V. Descendants of E. Elmer. 1899. 

Jordan, F. F. Jordan memorial. 1S82. 

Kelley, J. E. Wilmington, Mass., births, marriages, and deaths. 189S. 

King, M. F. Baptisms and admission, First church in Falmouth, Me. 1898. 

Kirkman, G. G. History of the Goodyear family. 1S99. 

Lamed, E. D. Historic gleanings in Windham County, Conn. 1S99. 

Lewis, W. F. Genealogy of the Lewis family. 1S93. 

Lexington, Mass., births, marriages, and deaths. 1S9S. 

Little, G. T. Descendants of G. Little. 18S2. 

Little, W. History of Weare, N. II. 1S88. 

Lord, M. B. History of New London, N. H. 1899. 

Lowell, D. R. Genealogy of the Lowells. 1899. 

M'Farland, P., Jr. Marriages of "Old Swedes" church, Philadelphia. 1S79. 

Martin, W. T. History of Franklin County, O. 1S53. 

Marvin, W. T. R. English ancestry of R. and M. Marvin. 1900. 

Mason, C. History of Dubiin, N. II. 1S55. 

Mason, G. C. Annals of Trinity church, Newport, R. I. 1S90-94. 2 vols. 

Mason, J. Brief history of the Pequot war. 1S69. 

Milton, Mass., cemetery, catalogue of lots and inscriptions. 1S83. 



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Morrison, L. A. History of the Allison family. 1893. 

Morrison, L. A., & Sharpless, S. P. History of the Kimball family. 

1897. 2 vols. 
Moore, W. H. History of St. George's church, Hempstead, X. V. i88r. 
New Hampshire Repository. 1S45-47. 2 vols. 
Nichols, C. H. Bibliography of Worcester, Mass. 1S99. 
Noon, A. Ludlow, Mass., centennial. 1S75. 
Norton, A. B. History of Knox County, O. 1862. 
Oliver, F. E. Diary of W. Pynchon of Salem. 1S90. 
Onderdonk, H., Jr. Antiquities of the Parish church, Hempstead, N. Y. 

18S0. 
150th anniversary of Congregational church, East Hampton, Conn. 1898. 
Paxton, W. M. Marshall family. 1SS5. 
Pearson, J. Early records of Albany, X. Y. 1S69. 
Pierce, F. C. Fiske family. 1896. 
Pierce, F. C. Foster genealogy. 1S99. 
Pike, E. F. Pioneer history of Camden, X*. Y. 1897. 
Pilsbury, D. B., & Getchell, E. A. Pillsbury family. 1S9S. 
Prince, D. A. Descendants of D. Prince. 1S9S. 
Prince, D. A. Records of our ancestors. 1S9S. 
Pynchon, J. C. Record of the Pynchon family. 1S9S. 
Redington, L. W. Centennial of Rutland County, Vt. 18S2. 
Reichel, W. C. Register of members of Moravian church. 1S73. 
Report of Commissioners of Massachusetts on canals. 1826. 
Rider, S. S. Rhode Island Plistorical Tracts. 1S77-96. 25 vols. 
Roe, A. S. Rose neighborhood sketches. 1893. 
Root, J. P. Steere genealogy. 1890. 
Rowell, R. Rowell genealogy. 189S. 
Sawyer, J. History of Cherry Valley, X. Y. 1S9S. 
Sawyer, X., & Walker, J. B. Genealogy of descendants of W. Sawyer. 

1889. 
Sewell, O. History of Chesterville, Me. 1875. 
Shotwell, A. M. Annals of our colonial ancestors. 1S95. 
Shuey, D. B. History of the Shuey family. 1S76. 
Smith, I. W. History of Hampstead, X. H. 1SS4. 
Smith, J. C. History of St. George's parish, Flushing, X. Y. 1897. 
Spofford, C. B. Gravestone records, Claremont, X. H. 1896. 
Stackpole, S. E. History of Durham, Me. 1899. 
-Stiles, H. R. Handbook for students in genealogy. 1S99. 
Temple, L. D. Some Temple pedigrees. 1900. 
Tillotson, E. W. Wetherstield inscriptions. 1S99. 
Town records of Dudley, Mass., 1732-54. 1893. 
Tudor, W. Dea. J. Tudor's diary. 1S96. 
Vital records of Lee, Mass., 1777-1801. 1S99. 
Waite, O. F. R. History of Claremont, X. II. 1895. 
Walker, E. B. Selections from letters written by E. Burd, 1 763-1 S23. 

1S99. 
Waller, II. D. History of Flushing, X. Y. 1S99. 



Walton, J. P. Walton family records. 1898. 

Welles, A. Welles family. 1876. 

Williamson, J. History of Belfast, Me. 1877. 

Willson, E. B. Address at Petersham, Mass. 1855. 

Wilson, J. G. Centennial history of the Protestant Episcopal church in 

the diocese of New York. 1886. 
Woodbury, L. A. Inscriptions in cemetery in Groveland, Mass. 1S95. 
Worthen, A. H. History of Sutton, N. H. 1890. 2 vols. 
Young, A. W. History of Chautauqua County, N. Y. 1875. 

Three files of recent daily newspapers, the Haiiford Coura?it 
and Tunes and the New York Tribune, chiefly the property of 
the Public Library but supplemented by some belonging to the 
Society, have been bound and placed in our newspaper room. 
They comprise, as bound, seventy- three volumes. 

The addition of eighty-nine genealogies during the year 
brings the total number now on our shelves to more than 
eleven hundred. 

The number of readers since our last annual meeting has 
increased thirteen per cent, over that of the previous year, 
the monthly record being: May (5 days), 93; June, 364; July, 
304; August (16 days), 220; September, 389; October, 422; 
November, 326; December, 342; January, 429; February, 441; 
March, 440; April, 326; May (25 days), 275; a total of 4,371, 
and a daily average of almost 15. 

Several of the papers read by members at our monthly meet- 
ings during the last three years have been printed and can now 
be found on our shelves. They are The House of Hope of the 
First Connecticut Settlers, by Mrs. Ellen Terry Johnson, now 
deceased; Sketch of the Development of the Presidential Office in 
Yale College, by Prof. Franklin B. Dexter; The Connecticut 
Gore Land Company, by Albert C. Bates; Reminiscences, by 
John Hooker, in a volume bearing the same title; Mr. Ralph 
Wheelock, Puritan, by Rev. Lewis W. Hicks; American Juris- 
diction of the Bishop of London during our Colonial Era, by 
Judge Simeon E. Baldwin. 

The accessions by gift during the last twelve months have 
fallen considerably short of the average for recent years. In 
addition to the manuscripts noted below the accessions are 
as follows: by donation, 538 volumes, 600 pamphlets, and 17 
miscellaneous; by exchange, 2 volumes; by purchase, 69 vol- 
umes, 135 pamphlets, and 10 miscellaneous; making 60S 



volumes, 735 pamphlets, and 28 miscellaneous, a total of 
1,371. To this number may be added the Athenaeum deposit 
of 141 volumes and 29 pamphlets, making a grand total of 
1,541 pieces. 

Not as many manuscripts have been received during the 
past year as usual, there being no large collections of corres- 
pondence such as have enriched our manuscript vault on a 
number of occasions. Our genealogical friends, however, will 
find much to interest them in the following list: 

Benjamin Adams , Brooklyn, N. Y. 

About 20 papers relating to Hartford South School district and to contro- 
versy over building school house. Muster roll of veterans of U. S. 
Navy, war of 1861-65, serving from Connecticut, or residing in Con- 
necticut in 1S79. 

William .P . Bacon, New Britain. 

Genealogies of Harrison and Plumb families. 

Albert C. Bates, Hartford. 

Statement of the drawings of the Hartford State House Lottery. Two 
account books of James Loomis of .Windsor, iS 19-36. 

Homer W. Brainard, Hartford. 

Genealogies of the following families, chiefly of East Haddam and vicinity: 
Arnold, Bailey, Beebe, Bradford, Chamberlain, Freeman, Goff, Ilig- 
gins, Isham, Kneeland, Knowles, Lewis, Miller, Penheld, Percival, 
Rich, Robbins, Rowley, Scovii, Shailer, Skinner, Wells, Willis. 
These vary in size from a few pages to in one instance several hun- 
dred pages. 

James H. Canfield, Columbia University, A T ew York. 

Letter from Jonathan Trumbull to Chauncey Whittlesey, 1776; copy of 
minutes of a meeting of the Connecticut Council of Safety, 1777. 
Deed of Thomas Canfield, 1734. 

Theodore S. Gold, West Cornwall, Conn. 

Connecticut Soldiers' Orphan Home records (2 vols.) and accompanying- 
papers. 

Miss Charlotte Goldtlnvaite, Hartford. \ 

Account books of Samuel Catlin, Hartford, 1700- 1724, and Ebehezer 
Catlin, Hartford, 1758-1763. 

Miss Helen E. Keep, Detroit, Mich. 

Descendants of Theophilus Lord and Dorothy (Ransom) Gates of Hart- 
land, Conn. 

Heirs of Jonathan F. Morris, Hartford. 

Correspondence of the Babcock family of Hartford, and miscellaneous 
papers, about 50 in all. 



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George Dudley Seymour, New Haven. 

Volume of genealogy of the descendants of Andrew Patterson, compiled 
by the late D. Williams Patterson. 

Theodore Stanley, M. D. , Kansas City, Mo. 

Copy of a record of deaths in Hartford, chiefly the part now East Hartford, 
1 794-1837, kept by members of the Stanley family, containing about 
1,400 entries. 

Mrs. Emily Graham Steele, Winsted. 

Genealogical notes on the Grimes or Graham family. 

Benjamin Franklin Stevens, London, Eng. 

An elegant volume containing a " Transcript of the Connecticut Muster 
Roll, 1746-7," of a regiment raised for a proposed expedition against 
Canada. 

Robert C. Rockwell, Colebrook. 

Package of bills of Plartford business firms about 1830-50. 

A.J. Wright, Hartford. 

Promissory note dated July 17, 1736, filled into a printed form. 

Albert L. Washburn, Hartford. 

Interesting map of the old Center burying ground in liartford, plotted to 
scale by himself, showing all additions to and encroachments upon 
the original ground. The map is accompanied by written references 
giving authority for all lines shown upon the map and quoting numer- 
ous extracts relating to the subject from the town records. 

Purchased. 

General taxable lists of towns in Plartford County, 1S14, 1S15, 1S16. 

(25 vols.) 
Tax lists of Guilford and East Guilford for 1731, '35, '36, '39, '43, '45, 
'50, '52, '76. 

But little has been done in the matter of binding during the 
year, as your librarian has been unable to secure satisfactory 
work at a satisfactory price. Twenty-one volumes have been 
bound at an average cost of $1.10; 160 pamphlets have been 
bound in cloth at an average cost of about 16 cents; 2 books 
have had their bindings repaired; and 14 manuscript genealo- 
gies have been bound at a cost of $10. 

At the May meeting, in connection with the paper of the 
evening, Dr. Love read the following letter: 
To the Connecticut Historical Society: 

Fellow Members: — On the 8th of December last a letter 
was addressed to this Society by Mr. Benjamin F. Stevens, 



F. S. A., of London, making inquiries as to certain papers 
relating to the proposed expedition for the reduction of Canada 
in 1746. He especially mentioned the Muster Rolls of the ten 
companies raised in the Colony of Connecticut for the above 
purpose, which had been recently found in the Public Record 
Office of England; and offered, in case these were new histo- 
rical material, to have careful transcripts made of the rolls and 
a few related papers and present the same to this Society. It 
required only a glance at Connecticut history to assure us that 
a discovery had been made of invaluable manuscripts which 
have been missing from our State archives for more than one 
hundred and fifty years. Our honored correspondent was 
accordingly advised of the facts, and his generous offer was 
gratefully accepted in behalf of this Society. 

The later researches which we have made reveal an aston- 
ishing poverty in the archives of all the New England colonies 
as to the proposed expedition. The Massachusetts muster rolls 
have long been missed and the state papers on the subject are 
comparatively few and unimportant. The same may be said 
of New Hampshire and Rhode Island. All the colonies seem 
to have sent their rolls to England as vouchers in the claim for 
reimbursement. It appears from Mr. Stevens's "Prefatory 
Letter" that only those of Connecticut have been recovered. 
The most valuable historical material on this subject which 
we have found anywhere is in the Governor Law collection of 
manuscripts in the archives of this Society. Therein we have 
gathered in the main the facts which have enabled us to tell 
the story of this expedition. 

The volume which Mr. Stevens has so kindly presented was 
received a few days since and is now before you. It is an 
oblong folio of 115 sheets, elegantly bound in green morocco, 
and is a beautiful specimen of the copyist's art. 

The Transcriber's Prefatory Letter, which is dated " London, 
9 April, 1900," the anniversary of the Duke of Newcastle's 
letter commanding the expedition, is as follows: 

"In respectfully proffering this volume of Transcripts to 
the Connecticut Historical Society a few words about this 
unique Muster Roll may not be unacceptable. 

"The original book in its contemporaneous canvas binding 
is made up of broadside sheets of paper of different sizes. It 



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has no title page. The first sheet, written on both sides, con- 
tains the Resolution of the General Assembly of Connecticut 
in May, 1746, to raise and maintain Troops. The seal is lost. 
The second sheet, also written on both sides, contains further 
Resolutions of June, 1746. This has the Colonial Seal in red 
wax. The third sheet is a proclamation or certificate by Gov- 
ernor Law enumerating the officers of the different companies. 
The Governor's seal on this is an imperfect impression. On 
the fourth sheet the Muster Rolls begin and are continued to 
the eighty-third, where the book ends. The first and first only 
of these rolls bears the title heading, ' A Muster Roll of the 
Regiment of foot under the command of Col. Elisha Williams 
raised for His Majesties Service for an Expedition against 
Canada by Order of the General Assembly of this Colony 
pursuant to his Majesties Directions signified to the same by 
his Grace the Duke of New Castle in a letter dated April 9th, 
1746.' The Rolls are for each of the ten companies, and give 
the names of the officers, non-commissioned officers and pri- 
vates, with the dates of enlistment, and are respectively for 
these eight periods: 30 May to 24 August, 1746; 25 August 
to 24 October; 25 October to 24 December; 25 December, 1746, 
to 24 February, 1747; 25 February to 24 April; 25 April to 
24 June; 25 June to 24 August; and 25 August to 31 October, 
1747. They each bear the autograph signatures of their 
respective captains and lieutenants and all are countersigned 
by Governor Law and Commissary Herpin. The eighty Rolls 
are here transcribed page for page with their respective origi- 
nals, with a single exception that it has been more convenient 
to copy the one title heading on a separate preliminary sheet. 
11 As the Acts of the General Assembly and this Mustering of 
the Connecticut Forces for an Expedition against Canada were 
' pursuant to His Majesties Directions signified by the Duke of 
New Castle in a letter dated April 9, 1746,' and as that letter 
is not in the book with the Muster Roll, I add a copy from its 
official draft (A. W. I. 63) in the Public Record Office. I also 
add the Abstract of Mr. Palmer's letter received August, 1747, 
and the Extract of Governor Law's letter of 17 October, 1747, 
received from Governor Shirley, but in quoting these three 
papers pertaining to the Muster Roll merely for convenient 
reference I am not opening for discussion the general subject 



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of the concerted action of Connecticut with the other colonies 
for the reduction of Canada or the Louisburg expeditions. Of 
course the fair copies of the Duke of Newcastle's draft when 
written out for signature and dispatch would be addressed in 
the usual terms to the respective governors. In the body of 
the instructions ' Connecticut ' or ' Rhode Island ' would be 
substituted for ' New Hampshire ' now in the official draft. 

"The spelling of names, abbreviations, capitals, punctuation 
and similar peculiarities have been carefully followed through- 
out the transcripts. Only the foliation on the eighty Muster 
Rolls has been added. . 

"This original Muster Roll recently discovered in the Public 
Record Office of England by Hubert Hall, Esq., F. S. A., Cus- 
todian of the Government Search Room, is perhaps the only 
complete Muster Roll of the Colonial forces raised for this 
expedition, now preserved in the English Archives. Its pres- 
ent reference mark and number is War Office, Original Cor- 
respondence No. i . 

"In the hope of making my Transcript better available for 
historical and genealogical purposes, I have put at the end of 
the volume an alphabetical list of the names of the one thousand 
officers and men borne on the Muster Roll." 

It gives me great pleasure in behalf of Mr. Stevens to pre- 
sent this volume, entitled "Transcript of the Connecticut 
Muster Roll, 1746-7," to this Society as a contribution to the 
history of Connecticut and, I venture to add, in testimony of 
his affection for his native land. It will be proper for us to 
take such action as may duly express our gratitude for his 
invaluable service and generous gift. 

Very respectfully yours, 

W. DeLoss Love, 

Corresponding Secretary. 



One phase of library work in which your librarian takes much 
interest is the searching for and collecting of early, rare, and 
in some cases previously unknown American imprints, par- 
ticularly those relating to Connecticut. Unusual success has 
attended these searches during the past year, as the following 
items will show: 

Extracts from votes and proceedings of the Continental Congress. Nor- 
wich. 1774. 

Journal of Hartford Union Mining and Trading Co. 1849. Printed on 
shipboard during voyage to California. 

Engraved map of Hartford. 1S32. 

Plain truth addressed to the inhabitants of America. 1776. 

Butler, F. Memoirs of Lafayette. Wethersrield. 1825. 

Ames, N. Almanacs, 1729, 1734, 1773. P>oston. 

Bickerstaff, I. Almanacs, 17S4, 1795. Norwich: 1786, 178S. Hartford. 

Beers, A. Almanacs, 17S4, 1791, 1799. Hartford. 

Weatherwise, J. Almanac, 1782. Hartford. 

Strong, N. Almanacs, 1781, 1791, 1796. Hartford. 

Address from Missionary Society of Connecticut. Hartford. 1812. Com- 
pleting our series of Narratives of Missions. 

Dayton, Ebenezer, of Newport. Concise poetical body of divinity. 1769. 

Washington, George. Address declining to be a candidate for re-election. 
Norwich. 1796. 

Minister preaching his own funeral sermon and death-bed discourse of 
Phinehas Burnham of East Hartford. 17S1. 

Life of Gandentio di Lucca. Norwich. 1796. 

Isham, J. Oration on G. Washington. New London. 1S00. 

Davies, Samuel. Little children invited to Christ. Hartford. 1766. 

Arians and Socinians monitor. Norwich. 17S7. $ 

Columbian tragedy. Hartford. An illustrated broadside containing 
account of the great battle with the Indians, November 4, 1791. 

Farmer's almanacs, 1796, 1S00. Danbury. 

Poor Richard revived, almanac. 1S01. Newrield. 

Among other interesting books added may be mentioned: 

Davenport, John. Knowledge of Christ. London. 1653. The preface 

dated "from my study in New Haven.'" 
Hooker, Thomas. Comment upon Christ's last prayer. London. 1656. 
Hudson, Samuel. Vindication of the essence and unity of the church 

catholike visible. London. 1650. An answer to Thomas Hooker's 

Survey of the sum of church discipline. 
General orders of 1757 issued by the Earl of London and Phineas Lyman. 

New York. 1S99. 
Catalogue of the A. E. Brooks collection of antiquities. Presented by 

Mr. Brooks. 
Diary of Rev. David McClure, sometime pastor and resident of East 

Windsor. Presented by W. K. and J. T. Peters. 
Correspondence with the New England Company in London, containing 

letters from Rev. John Elliot, and diary of Rev. Experience Mayhew. 



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The Pennsylvania State Library has completed our set of 
the second series of Pennsylvania Archives. Vol. 18, consist- 
ing of M Documents relating to the Connecticut Settlement in 
the Wyoming Valley," is of particular interest to students of 
Connecticut history. Sixteen volumes, 1883 to date, of "Re- 
ports on Canadian Archives" have been received from Hon. 
Douglas Brymner, Archivist. The "William and Mary Col- 
lege Quarterly" from its beginning in 1S93, the "Quarterly" 
of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society from 
its beginning in 1888, and the "Old Northwest Genealogical 
Quarterly" from its beginning in 1898, have been .added to 
the list of our current historical periodicals. Mrs. L. N. Karr 
of Hartford, now of New York, presented us with 173 vol- 
umes of a miscellaneous nature, including a number that are 
of considerable interest, and Dr. Hart gave us 225 pamphlets, 
including several scarce local imprints. A complete bound file 
(1886-1894) of the Connecticut Home and its continuation, the 
New England Home, was presented by the publisher, Mr. Allen 
B. Lincoln of Hartford. The Hartford Printing Co. has again 
favored us with directories of different cities, 61 volumes. Col. 
Charles M. Joslyn, administrator on the estate of the late Col. 
William B. McCray, has presented us with the sword and belt 
worn by Commodore William Bainbridge when in command 
of the Constitution. 

Respectfully, 

Albert C. Bates, 

Librarian. 



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INVESTMENTS 

Held by the Connecticut Historical Society. 

General Fund. 

, Par Standing Market 

Value. at Value. 

5 shares Hartford National Bank, - - - $500 00 140 $700 00 

15 shares Phoenix National Bank, - - - 1,500 00 124 i,S6o 00 
10 shares American Ex. Nat. Bank, N. Y., - 1,000 00 185 1,850 00 
10 shares Continental National Bank, N. Y., - i,oco 00 135 1,350 00 

16 shares City Bank, Hartford, - - - 1.600 00 115 1,840 OO 
10 shares Pitts., Ft. Wayne & C. R. R. Co., - 1,00000 1S0 1,800 00 
10 shares Northern Pacific R. R. preferred, - T.ooo 00 75 750 co 

I Debenture Bond Iowa Loan & Trust Co., - 1,000 00 100 1,000 00 

Deposit with Society for Savings, - - 1,691 64 — 1,691 64 

Deposit with Charter Oak National Bank, - 776 36 — 776 36 

I Bond Syracuse Coal and Salt Co., - - 1,000 00 — — 



Publication Fund. 

20 shares Clev. & Pitts. R. R. Co., ... $1,000 00 

10 shares Union Pacific R. R. preferred, - - 1,000 00 

Deposit with Society for Savings, - - 3,428 7S 

2 Bonds Syracuse Coal and Salt Co., - - 1,000 00 





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$6,033 78 



Book Fund. 
Deposit with Society for Savings, - - - $537 72 — $537 72 

JOHN E. Mokkis, Treasurer. 
Hartford, May 25, 1900. 



I have compared above statements of funds, and find securities in the hands 
of the Treasurer. 

J. G. Woodward, Auditor. 



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Iftemfrers of the Society 



ZTamcs, Hesibence, anb Date of Ctbmisston. 



Those in Italics are Life Members. 

Allen, Jeremiah Mervin, Hartford, April 2, 1889. 

Alton, Charles D., M. D., Hartford, Nov. 13, i838. 

Andrews, Myron Allen, West Hartford, Jan. 10, 1893. 

Andrus, Henry F., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Atkins, Roswell, Bristol, Nov. 11, 1S90. 

Atwood, Rev. Eugene F., Bloomfield, Dec. 3, 1889. 

Bailey, Rev. Frederic William, New Haven, March 3, 1896. 

Baker, Mrs. Josephine R., Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Baldwin, Simeon Eben, New Haven, April 4, 1899. 

Barbour, Lucius A., Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Barnard, Henry, LL. D., L. H. D., Hartford, May, 1839. 

Bales, Albert Carlos, East Granby, July 2, 1S89. 

Batter son, James Goodwin, Hartford. 

Beach, George Watson, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Beach, Mary Elizabeth, West Hartford, Oct. 1, 1895. 

Belknap. Leverett, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Benton, John Robert, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1S96. 

Bevin, Mrs. Jane C. Loomis, East Hampton, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Bingham, Edwin Henry, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 

Birdsey, Eli Coe, Meriden, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Bissell, F. Clarence, Willimantic, Feb. 2, 1897. 

Blanchard, Joseph L., Hartford, March 1, 1S92. 

Bliss, Mrs. Emily H. Loomis, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Bliss, Francis E., Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Bliss, Walter, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 

Boardman, Thomas J., Hartford, March I, 1892. 

Board/nan, William Francis Joseph, Hartford, May 29, iSS3. 

Boardman, William G., Hartford, March 1, 1892. 

Bond, Henry Richardson, New London, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, Woodstock, May 2, 1SS2. 

Boxvers, Dwight £., New Haven, Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Brainard, Homer Worthington, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Brainard, Leverett, Hartford, March 5. 18S9. 

Brainard, Lucy Abigail, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Brigham, L. Louise, M. D., Hartford, April 6, 1S97. 

Brooks, Isaac \V., Torrington, May 5, 1891. 



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.Browne, John D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Buck, John Halsey, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 
Buck, John R., Hartford, March 4, 1S90. 

Bulkeley, Mrs. Fannie Briggs Houghton, Hartford, May I, 1 894. 
Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner, Hartford, May I, 1 894. 
Bunce, Jonathan Brace, Hartford, May 26, 1896. 
Burbank, Katherine, Hartford, April 7, 1891. 
Burnham, Julia, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 
Burnham, Mrs. Mary B., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1893. 
Burton, Mrs. Martha Whiting, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Cady, Ernest, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 
Calhoun, David Samuel, Hartford. Oct. 7. 1S90. 
Calhoun, Mrs. Eliza Scott, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 
Camp, Charles Lewis Nichols, New Haven, April 5, 1S98. 
Camp, David N\, New Britain, P'eb. 4, 1890. 
Carter, Howard W., Norfolk, May 6, 1890. 
Castle, Harry Allen, Plainville, Feb. 6, 1894. 
Catlin, Abijah, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Catlin, William H., Meriden, Nov. 5, 1895. 
Champlin, William Hamilton, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S90. 
Cheney, Louis Richmond, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1895. 
Clark, Charles Hopkins, Hartford, May 25, 1875. 
Clark, George Henry, S. T. D., Hartford, May 17, 1864. 
Clark, Mary, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1S93. 

Clark, William B., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. / .. • : -v^ 

Cleveland, Edmund Janes, Hartford, Nov. 9, 18S6. '*-''; . 

Coe, Levi Elmore, Meriden, Jan. 8, 1895. 
Coit, Robert, New London, Nov. 13, 1S94. 
Collins, Atwood, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Cone, James Brewster, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1884. 
Cone, Mary Clarissa, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 
Converse, Alfred Woods, Windsor Locks, July 11, 1893. 
Cooley, Charles P., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 
Cooley, Francis Rexford, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 
Cornwall, Horace, Hartford, June 2, 1S74. 
Curtis, Mrs. Ella Coe Birdsey, Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 
Curtis, Mrs. Emily Chauncey, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 
Curtis, George Munson, Meriden, Nov. 7, 1899. 
Curtis, Rev. Lucius Q., Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 
Cutler, Ralph William, Hartford. April 4, 1S93. 
Davidson, Charles S., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 
Day, Albert P., Hartford, Feb. 3. 1891. 
Day, Caroline E., Hartford, March 5, 1S95. 
Day, George H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Deming, Lucius Parmenias, New Haven, Dec. 3, 1SS9. 
Denison, John Ledyard, Hartford, March 7, 1893. 
Dexter \ Franklin Bowditck % New Haven, Nov. 7, 1SS2. 
Dunning, Mrs. Emma Ada, Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 



Ellsworth, Ernest Bradford, Hartford, May i, 1900. 

Ellsworth, Lemuel Stoughton, Simsbury, Oct. I, 1S95. 

Elmore, Samuel Edward, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Ensign, Charles Sidney, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Ensign, Joseph Ralph, Simsbury, Oct. 1, 1S95. 

Ensign, Ralph Hart, Simsbury, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Faxon, Mrs. Nellie A., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1894. 

Fay, Gilbert Otis, Hartford, July 11, 1893. 

Felt, Levi Lincoln, Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Fenn, J. Lincoln, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Fenn, John Roberts, West Hartford, Nov. 5, 18S9. 

Fenn, Linus T., West Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Ferguson, Rev. Henry, Hartford, June 3, 1884. 

Fitts, George Henry, Ashford, Feb. 4, 1896. 

Fox, Charles James, M. D., Willimantic, April 6, 1897. 

Fuller. Horace S.. M. D.,' Hartford, April 6, 1886. 

Gammack, Rev. James, LL. D., West Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Gates, Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret, Hartford, July if, 1893. 

Gay, Alice Maria, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Gay, Frank Butler, Hartford, Dec. 4, 18S3. 

Gay, Julius, Farmington, Nov. 1, 1887. 

Geer, Everett Selden, Hartford, Oct. 7, .1S89. 

Gilbert, Charles E., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Gillette, Rev. Arthur L., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Gladwin, Sidney Morse, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Godard, George S., Hartford, Nov. 1, 189S. 

Gold, Theodore S., West Cornwall, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Goldthwaite, Charlotte, Hartford, Dec. 6, 1S92. 

Goodwin, Alice Howland, Hartford, Nov. 10, 1896. 

Goodwin, Carolyn Alice, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Goodwin, Rev. Francis, Hartford, Dec. 12. 1S76. 

Goodwin, James Junius, Hartford, Feb. I, 1SS7. 

Goodwin, Joseph Olcott, East Hartford, June 7, 18S7. 

Gordy, Wilbur Fisk, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Graves, Myles Wells, Hartford, Nov. II, 1S90. 

Grayson, Marion Carter, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1S95. 

Greene, Jacob L., Hartford, July 1, 1873. 

Griswold, Rufus White, M. D., Rocky Hill, Oct. 9, 1S8S. 

Gross, Charles Edward, Hartford, July 2, 18S9. 

Hall, Mary, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hamlin. L. Belle, Milford, May 24, 1S9S. 

Hammond, Joseph Churchill, Jr., Rockville, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Harper, John Warren, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1S95. 

Harris, Mary Munson, New Haven, May 24, 1S9S. 

Hart, Samuel, 1). D., Hartford, July 6, 1S75. 

Hartranft, Chester D., D. I)., Hartford, May 7, 1SS9. 

Hatch, George E., Hartford, Feb. 5, 18S9. 

Hawley, Joseph Roswell, Hartford, May 5, 1S6S. 



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Hayden, Jabez Haskell, Windsor Locks, Oct. I, 1841. 

Hayden, Nathaniel Warham, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Henry, Edward Stevens, Rockville, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Hewins, Caroline Maria, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S97. 

Hibbard, Rev. Augustine G., Goshen, Feb. 6, 1894. 

Hibbard, Ralph G., New Britain, Jan. S, 1895. 

Hicks, Rev. Lewis W., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1899. 

Hills \ Jonas Coolidge, Hartford, May 26, 1885. 

Hillyer, Drayton, Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 

Hinckley, Nelson Gershom, Hartford, Oct. 6, 1891. 

Hitchcock, Henry Preston, Hartford, April I, 1890. 

Hoadly, Charles Jeremy, LL.D., Hartford, Nov. 7. 1854. 

Hooker, John, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1S92. 

Hooper, Rev. Joseph, Durham, Nov. 5, 1895. 

Howard, Frank Leonard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1S95. 

Howard, James L., Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Hungerford, Newman, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Huntington, Frederick J., Norwich, May 5, 1S96. 

Huntington, Robert W., Jr., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Hurlbut, George Sanford, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Hyde, Ephraim Henry, Hartford, May 7, 1SS8. 

Hyde, William Waldo, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Jackson, Charles Eben, Middletown, June 29, 1892. 

James, Herbert L., Rockville, Nov. 1, 1892. 

*Judson, Curtis, Hartford, April 2, 1S44. 

Kellogg, Edward W., M. D., Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Kibbe, James Allen, Warehouse Point, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Kimball, Carlos C, Hartford, July 1, 1890. 

Knight, William Ward, M. D., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1S94. 

Larned, Ellen D., Thompson, Oct. 4, 1S70. 

Lawrence, Charles H., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1891. 

Lee, Henry, Bridgeport. Nov. 5, 1895. 

Lewis, John B., M.D., Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 

Lincoln, Charles L., Hartford, Nov. 11, 1S90. 

Lines, H. Wales, Meriden, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Loomis, Archie Harwood, Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

Loomis, Dwight, Hartford, 1S75. 

Love, Rev. Wm. DeLoss, Ph.D., Hartford, April 6, 18S6. 

Lyman, Theodore, Hartford, April C, 1SS6. 

McClellan, Joseph, Woodstock, Nov. 3, 1S91. 

MacDonald, Mrs. Mary L. B., Hartford, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Maltbie, Theodore M., Granby, July II, 1S93. . 

Manwaring, Charles William, Hartford, May 24, 1S9S. 

Marcy, Thomas Knowlton, M. D., Windsor, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Markham, Daniel A., Hartford, May 25, 1897. 

Markham, Ernest A., M. D., Durham, Dec. 1, 1S91. 

* Life member in consideration of contribution to the building of the Wadsworth 
Athenaeum. 



Markham, Mrs. Grace Upson Goodrich, Hartford, May 25, 1897. 

Martin, Charles Townley, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Mather, Horace E., Hartford, Dec. I, 1S85. 

Matson, William R., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Maxwell, Francis Taylor, Rockville, June 29, 1892. 

Maxwell, William, Rockville, Dec. 4, 1894. 

Mitchell, Edwin Knox, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Morgan, Forrest, Hartford, May 4, 1886. 

Morris, John Emery t Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 

Ney, John M., Hartford, Oct. I, 1S89. 

Nichols, James, Hartford, Oct. 7, 1S90. 

Northam, Charles H., Hartford, March 7, 1S93. 

Olmsted, Fannie Maria, Hartford, Jan. 6, 1891. 

Parker, Edwin Pond, D. D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Parker, Francis Hubert, Hartford, April 6, i856. 

Parmele, George L., M. D., Hartford, Jan. 3, 1S99. 

Parsons, Francis, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Peck, Epaphroditus, Bristol, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Perkins, Arthur, Hartford, April 4, 1899. 

Perkins, J, Deming, Litchfield, April I, 1S90. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mary Dwight, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Jan. 4, 189S. 

Perkins, Man' Elizabeth, Norwich, March 3, 1S96. 

Perry, Esther Clarinda, Hartford, March 3, 1S96. 

Phelps, Antoinette Randolph. Hartford, Dec. 5. 1893. 

Phelps, Timothy Samuel, Windsor, Oct. 3, 1S93. 

Phillips, Daniel, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Phillips, Ebenezer Sanborn, Bridgeport, May 3, 189S. 

Pitkin, Mrs. Sarah L., Hartford, April I, 1S90. 

Piatt, Ada L., Hartford, Jan. 8, 1S95. 

Piatt, Orville H., LL. D., Meriden, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Pope, George, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1S92. 

Potts, William, Farmington, May 5, 1S96. 

Pratt, Elias, M.D., Torrington, Nov. 7, 1899. 

Pratt, Lewellyn, D. D., Norwich, Nov. 1, 1SS7. 

Prentice, Samuel Oscar, Hartford, Feb. 6, 1S94. 

Preston, Miles Barber, Hartford, April 4, 1S99. 

Prince, Frederick William, Hartford, Nov. 7, 1S93. 

Purple, William Russel, Hartford, May 2, 1S99. 

Rathbun, Julius G., Hartford, Jan. 3, iSSS. 

Richards, Francis Henry, Hartford, July 11, 1S93. 

Robbins, Edward D., Wetherstield, June 5, 1SS3. 

Roberts, George, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Roberts, Henry, Hartford, May 5, 1S91. 

Robinson, Lucius F., Hartford, Feb. 4, 1S90. 

Rogers, Ernest E., New London, April 6, 1897. 

Root, John Gilbert. Hartford, Oct. 7, 1890. 

Rowell, Harriet, Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 



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Royce, Philander C, Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Rudd, Malcolm Day, Lakeville, March 6, 1900. 

Russell, Gurdon Wadsivorth, M. D.. Hartford, April 30, 1840. 

Russell, Thomas W., Hartford, Oct. 1, 1S89. 

Sage, John Hall, Portland, Nov. 5, 1895. 

St. John, Howell Williams, Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 

Sanford, George Bliss, U.S.A., Litchfield, Nov. 13, 1894. 

Scott, Mrs. Mary Ellen Clark, Hartford, March 3, 1896. 

Scott, Merrit Bradford, Hartford, March 3. 1896. 

Sears, Edward Hale, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 

Segur, Gideon Cross, M.D., Hartford, Nov. 7, 1893. 

Seymour, Morris Woodruff, Bridgeport, March 3, 1891. 

Seymour, Rev. Storrs O., Hartford, March 3, 1891. 

Sharpe, William Carvossa, Seymour, Dec. 2, 1884. 

Shelton, Henry Tweedy, Bridgeport, April 5, 1898. 

Shepard, James, New Britain, April 7, 1891. 

Shipman, Arthur L., Hartford, Nov. 1, 1898. 

Skiff, Frederick W., New Haven, May 2, 1S99. 

Skilton, DeWitt C, Hartford, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Smead, Edward Billings, Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Smith, Charles H., Hartford, Jan. 6, 1S91. 

Smith, Frank George, Hartford, April' 2, 1895. 

Smith, G. Brainard, Hartford, Dec. 3, 1895. 

Smith, George Williamson, D. D., LL. D., Hartford, May 1, 1894. 

Smith, Herbert Knox, Hartford, Feb. 2, 1892. 

Smith, Mrs. Jane T., Hartford, April 1, 1890. 

Smith, Katherine French, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 

Smith, Mrs. Mary L. Converse, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 

Spencer, Mary, Hartford, May 6, 1890. 

Spencer, Richard Pratt, Deep River, May 5, 1896. 

Stanton, Lewis Elliott, Hartford, May 6, 1879. 

Starkweather, Nathan, Hartford, May 29, 18S8. 

Starr, Frank Farnsworth, Middletown, Nov. 7, 1882. 

Stearns, Rev. Charles Ciimmings, Hartford, May 29, 18S8. 

Stearns, Henry Putnam, M.D., Hartford, April 5, 1SS7. 

Stevens, Mary Kate, Newington, Jan. 4. 1898. 

Stillman, Benjamin R., Hartford, Oct. 3, 1893. 

Stillman, Henry A., Hartford, Feb. 3, 1S91. 

Stoeckel, Carl, Norfolk, May 6, 1S90. 

Stoeckel, Mrs. Fllen Battell, Norfolk, March 3, 1S96. 

Stone, Charles Green, Hartford, April 2, 1S95. 

Stone, George F., Hartford, Jan. 4, 1S9S. 

Stone, Mrs. Mary C, Hartford, Nov. 13, 1S94. 

Storrs, Mrs. Mary R., Hartford, Nov. 1, 1S92. 

Storrs, Melancthon, M.D., Hartford. May 8, 1883. 

Stowe, Rev. Charles Edward, Hartford, March 6, 1888. 

Swift, Rowland, Hartford, June 3, 1S73. 

Swords, Joseph Forsyth, Hartford, May 7, 1S95. 



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Taintor, James U., Hartford, Dec. 2, 1891. 
Talcott, Hart, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1900. 
Talcott, Man- Kingsbury, Hartford, April 1, 1890. 
Talcott, William Hanmer, Hartford, March 6, 1894. 
Tallman, James Hazelton, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Taylor, James Palmer, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1889. 
Taylor, John M., Hartford, Dec. 5, 1893. 
Taylor, Samuel, Hartford. Oct. 9, 1888. 
Terry, James, New Haven, May 19, 1868. 
Thayer, George Burton, Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Thomas, Rev. William Applebie Eardeley, Hartford, May 5, 1896. 
Tracy, Emma Louise, New Haven, Nov. 5, 1895. 
TreFethren, Eugene Byron, Hartford, Jan. 4, 1898. 
Trumbull, Jonathan, Norwich, Feb. 3, 1891. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Hartford, Oct. 4, 1892. 
Turnbull, Thomas, Jr., M.D., Hartford, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Turner, Elisha, Torrington, May 5, 1891. 
Tunchell, Rev. Joseph Hopkins, Hartford, Feb. 5, 1889. 
Twitchell, Willis I., Hartford, Jan. 10, 1S93. 
Upham, Charles Leslie, Meriden, May 26, 1896. 
Upson, Lyman Allyn, Thompsonville, July 11, 1893. 
Van Alstyne, Lazvrence, Sharon, March 5, 1895. 
Wadsworth, Herbert Clinton, Hartford, May 1, 1900. 
Walker, Williston, S. T.D., Hartford, Oct. 6, 1891. 
Warner, Charles Dudley, Z. H. D., Hartford, Jan. 7, 1862. 
Warner, Donald T., Salisbury, Feb. 4, 1S90. 
Waterous, Mrs. Annie R., Hartford, April 2, 1895. 
Weaver, Thomas Snell, Hartford, May 3, 1892. 
Webb, Rodolphus L., West Flartford, March 3, 1896. 
Weeks, Egbert O., Hartford, March 5, 1S95. 
W 7 elch, John W., Hartford, May 6, 1S90. 
Welles, Charles Thomas, Hartford. Nov. I, 1892. 
Welles, Edgar Thaddeus, Hartford, Dec. 2, 1S94. 
Welles, Edwin Stanley, Newington, Nov. 5, 1895. 
Welles, Roger, Newington, April 5, 1887. 
Welles, Susan Maria, Hartford, Nov. I, 1892. 
W T ells, Charles T., Flartford, Jan. 5, 1892. 
Whaples, Meigs Heywood, Hartford, Nov. 5, 1SS9. 
Wheeler, Richard A., Stonington, June 3, 1873. 
White, Flerbert Humphrey, Hartford, Jan. 5, 1S97. 
Whiting, Charles B., Hartford, April 5, 1SS7. 
Williams, James Baker, Glastonbury, Nov. 3, 1891. 
Woodruff, George A/., Litchfield, April I, 1S90. 
Woods, Enoch S., Hartford, Oct. 2, 1S94. 
Woodward, Joseph Gurley, Hartford, July 2, 1SS9. 
Woodward, P. H., Hartford. May 17, 1864. 
Woodward, Richard Warham, Franklin, Nov. 13, 1SS8. 
Woodward, Mrs. Sarah Cazneau Day, Franklin, Oct. 7, 1890. 
Worcester, Edward Strong, Hartford, May I, 1900. 



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honorary Wiembcvs. 



Amarelli, V. de P., P. D., LL. D., Naples, Italy, Jan. i, 1850. 
Davis, William Thomas, Plymouth, Mass., July 1, 1890. 
Piatt, George, New York City, April 18, 1844. 
Richards, Samuel, Wilkes- Barre, Perm., Oct. 2, 1840. 



<£orrespon5tng VTUmbcvs. 



Abbe, Prof. Cleveland, Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 1896. 

Alexander, Rev. Walter S., Racine, Wis., June 7, 1S71. 

Andrews, Charles M., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr, Penn., Jan. 5, 1897. 

Boltwood, Lucius M., New Haven, March 4, 1856. 

Brock, Robert A., Richmond, Va., March 2, 1S86. 

Bronson, Oliver, St. Augustine, Fla., June 2, 1S74. 

Chamberlain, Mellen, LL. D., Boston, Mass., Oct. 7, 1851. 

De Peyster, John Watts, LL. D., Tivoli, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1863. 

Fiske, John, LL. D., Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 5, 1897. 

Green, Samuel A., M.D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1880. 

Hall, Hubert, F.S. A., London, Eng., April 4, 1S99. 

Holden, Frederick Abbott, M. D., Washington, D. C, May 5, 1S6S. 

Isham, Charles, New York City, Feb. 4, 1890. 

Johnston, Henry P., New York City, Jan. 4, 1887. 

Nolte, Frederick, Paris, France, Nov. 9, 1S80. 

Olmsted, Henry M., Canton, China, June 1, 1S47. 

Rockwell, Charles H., Chicago, 111., Dec. 5, 1S4S. 

Sheldon, George, Deerfield, Mass., July 2, 1S89. 

Stiles, Henry Reed, M. D., New York City, April 8, 1SS4. 

Treat, John Harvey, Lawrence, Mass., June 7, 1SS7. 

Winslow, Re\v William Copley, D. D., LL. D., Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1S94. 



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Names. 


Residences. 


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Allen, Charles Dexter, 




Hartford. Conn., - 





I 





Allen, Francis 0., 


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Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 


— 


— 


Allerton, Samuel \V., - 


. 


Chicago, 111.. - 


I 


— 


— 


American Anti-Imperialist League, 


Chicago. 111., - 


— 


2 


— 


American Catholic Historical Society, - 


Philadelphia, Pa.. - 


I 


— 


— 


American Congregational Association, - 


Boston, Mass., 


— 


2 


— 


American Historical Association, 


Washington, D.C.,- 


I 


— 


— 


American Nat. Red Cross Relic 


f Com., 


New York, N.Y., - 


I 


— 


— 


American Philosophical Societ} 


, - 


Philadelphia. Pa., 


I 


— 


— 


Amer. Swedenborg Print. «.v Pub. Soc, - 


New York, N.Y., - 


6 


— 


— 


Ancient & Honorable Artillery 


Co., - 


Boston, Mass., 


2 


— 


— 


Andrews, Frank D., - 


. 


Yineland. N. J., 


— 


2 


— 


Andrews, William G., - 


. 


Guilford. Conn., 


— 




— 


Arnold, Henry T., 


- 


Plainfield, Conn., - 


I 


— 


— 


Associated Charities, - 


- - 


Boston, Mass., 


— 




— 


Atkinson, Edward, 


. 


Brookline, Mass., - 


— 


4 


— 


Atwell, George C, 


- - 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 




— 


Aven*, Elroy M., 




Cleveland, 0., 


— 




— 


Babcock, Stephen, 


_ 


New York, N.Y., - 


I 


— 


— 


Bacon, William P., 


. 


New Britain, Conn., 


2 




— 


Ball, Stephen, 


. 


Hartford, Conn., 


3 


— 


— 


Banta, Theodore M., - 


. 


New York, N.Y., - 


i 


— 


— 


Barratt, Xorris S., 


. 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


i 


— 


— 


Bartlett, Theresa, 


- 


Hartford, Conn., 


— 




— 


Bates, Albert C, 


_ 


Hartford, Conn., - 


4 


73 


— 


Beckwith, A. C. & E. S., - 


_ 


Elkhorn, Wis., 




2 


— 


Belknap, Leverett, 


- 


Hartford, Conn., 


i 


— 


— 


Bell, Clark, 


. 


New York, N.Y., - 


— 


I 


— 


Bemis, Alonzo A., 


. 


Spencer, Mass., 


I 


— 


— 


Boardman, William F. J., - 


. 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


— 


— 


Boston V. M. C. Union, 




Boston, Mass., 


i 


— 


— 


Brainard, Lucy A., 


- - 


Hartford, Conn., 


3 


39 


— 


Brainard, Homer \\\, - 


- 


Hartford, Conn., 




2 


i 


Brinley, Charles A., - 


- 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


i 


— 


— 


Brooklyn Library, 


. 


Brooklyn, N. Y., 


— 


I 


— • 


Brooks, A. E., - 


- 


Hartford, Conn., 


i 


— 


— 


Brooks. Francis A.. 


- 


Boston, Mass., 


— 


I 


— 


Brown, David IL, 


. 


W. Medheld. Mass., 


— 


I 


— 


Brynmer, Douglas, 


- 


Ottawa, Can., - 


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— 


— 


Bunker Hill Monument Association, - 


Poston, Mass., 


i 


— 


— 


Central Library, - 


. 


Syracuse, N. Y., 


— 


I 


— 


Charity Organization Society, 


. 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


I 





Cincinnati Public Library, - 


. 


Cincinnati, O., 


— 


I 


— 


Clark, Henry S., 


. 


Newburgh, N. Y.. - 


— 


2 





Colorado Society, Sons of Revo 


ution, - 


Denver, Col., - 


I 


— 


— 



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Names. 



Connecticut, State of, - 

Connecticut Humane Society, 

Cope, Gilbert, .... 

Cudmore, P., - 

Daboll, L. E., - - 

Davis, Walter A., 

Dedham Historical Society, 

De Peyster, John Watts, 

Depew, Chauncey, - - 

Detroit Museum of Art, 

Diocese of Connecticut, 

Diocese of New Jersey, 

Dodge, James H., 

Dwight, Melatiah A., - 

English, William F,, - 

Essex Institute, - - 

Evanston Free Public Library, - 

Exchange, - - 

Franklin and Marshall College, - 

Geer. Sons of Elihu, ... 

Geological Survey of Canada, 

Gilman, Daniel C., - 

Godard, George S., 

Goldthwaite, Charlotte, 

Goodwin, James J., - 

Grant, Arthur H., 

Green, Samuel A., 

Gruman, Sarah, - - - - 

Hall, L. J., .... 

Harding, Garrick M., - 

Harriman, F. W., - 

Hart, Samuel, ... - 

Hartford Theological Seminary, - 

Harvard University, - 

Hassam, John T., 

Hawley, Joseph R., - 

Haxtun, Annie A., ... 

Hicks, Lewis W., ... 

Hist. & Philosoph. Society of Ohio, 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 

Hoadley, George E., - 

Horsfall and Rothschild, 

Humphreys, Frederick, 

Illinois State Historical Society, - 

Indian Rights Association, - 

Ipswich Historical Society, - 

Jeanes, Joseph V., 

Joslyn, Charles M., 

Kansas State Historical Societv, - 

Karr, Mrs. L. X., - - ' - 

Kellogg, Justin P., - 

Kongl. Vit. Hist, and Antiq. Aked. 



Residences. 



Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
West Chester, Pa., - 
Fairbault, Mich., - 
New London, Conn. 
Fitchburg, Mass., - 
Dedham, Mass., 
Tivoli, N.Y.,- 
New York, N.Y., - 
Detroit, Mich., 
Windsor, Conn., 













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Boston, Mass., 
! Plainfield, N.J., - 
E. Windsor, Conn., 
Salem, Mass.,- 
Evanston, 111., 



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1 I 

i 



Lancaster, Pa., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Ottawa, Can., - 
Baltimore, Md., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Montclair, N. J., 
Boston, Mass., 
Farmington, Conn., 
Wetherstield, Conn., 
W r ilkes-Barre, Pa., - 
Windsor, Conn., 
Middletown, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Cambridge, Mass., - 
Boston, Mass., 
Washington, D.C., - 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Cincinnati, O., 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
New York, N.Y., - 
Springfield, III., 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Ipswich, Mass., 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
Topeka, Kas., 
New York. N. Y., - 
Geneva. Switz., 
Stockholm, 



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Residences. 


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Lake Mohawk Conference, ... 


- - - - 


I 








Lamb, Frederick W., - 


Manchester, X. IL, 


— 


i 


— 


Leach, J. Granville, ... - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


I 


— 





Lee, Henry, 


Bridgeport, Conn., - 


I 


— 


— 


Lee, Leonard, 


Meriden, Conn., 


I 


— 


— 


Leland Stanford Jr. University, - 


Palo Alto, Cal., 


i 


— 


— 


Lincoln, Allen B., 


Hartford, Conn., 


IO 


— 


— 


Long Island Historical Society, - 


Brooklyn, X. Y., • - 


— 


i 


— 


Louisiana Historical Society, 


Xew Orleans, La., - 


— 


3 


— 


Maine Historical Societv, - 


Portland, Me., 


I 




— 


Mann, F. W., - - - 


Milford, Mass., 


I 


— 




Markham, Ernest A., - 


Durham, Conn., 


— 


2 


— 


Maryland Historical Society, 


Baltimore, Md., 


2 


2 


— 


Massachusetts Historical Society, 


Boston, Mass., 


2 




— 


Massachusetts State Library, 


Boston, Mass., 


I 


— 


— 


Means, Oliver W., - 


Enfield, Mass., 


— 


I 


— 


Medford Historical Societv, 


Medford, Mass., - 


I 


— 


— 


Merrill, Frederick J. II., ' - 


Altamont, X. Y., - 


— 


I 


— 


Milwaukee Public Museum, 


Milwaukee, Mich., - 


— 


I 


— 


Missouri Historical Society, 


St. Louis, Mo., 


— 


I 


— 


Moore, Edward J., - - 


Flushing, X. Y., 


I 


— 


— 


Moore, Horace L. , - 


Lawrence, Kas., 


— 


I 


— 


Moore, J. W., 


Easton, Pa., - 


— ' 


— 


I 


Morris, Heirs of late Jonathan F., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


— 


2 





Nebraska State Historical Society, 


Lincoln, Xeb., 


I 


— 


— 


Nelson, William, - - - - 


Paterson, X.J., 


I 


— 


— 


New Britain Institute, ... 


Xew Britain, Conn., 




I 


— 


New Hampshire State Library, - 


Concord, X. H., 


2 


_ — 


— 


New Jersey Historical Society, - 


Xewark, X. J., 


I 


— 


— 


New South Wales Government, - 


Sydney, X.S. W., - 


I 


— 


— 


N. Y. Gen. and Biographical Society, - 


Xew York, X.Y., - 


I 


— 


— 


New York Public Library, - 


Xew York. X. Y., - 


I 


— 


— 


Newberry Library, - 


Chicago, 111., - 




I 


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Newton, Angelia A., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


I 


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Northern Indiana Historical Society, - 


Xorth Bend, Ind., - 





1 


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Nott, Samuel, - - - - ' . 


Hartford, Conn., - 




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Nova Scotia Historical Society, - 


Halifax, X. S., 


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Oberlin College, - - 


Oberlin, 0., - 




I 





Ohio State Arch, and Hist. Society, 


Columbus, O., 


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Ohio State University, 


Columbus, 0., 


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Ohio Wesleyan University, - 


Delaware, 0., 


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O'Keefe, Daniel, - ' - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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I 


Old Colony Historical Societv, 


Taunton, Mass., 


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Ontario Historical Societv, - 


Toronto, Can., 


4 


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Parker, L. J. & L. X., * - 


Wick. O., 










Parker, Oscar F., 


Saratoga Spgs. , X. Y. , 




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Parmele, George L., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 




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Pelton & King, - - - - 


Middletown, Conn., 




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Penn. Society of Colonial Dames, 


Philadelphia. Pa., -. 




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Pennsylvania State Library, 


Harrisburg, Pa., 


IO 


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Perkins, Arthur, 


Hartford, Conn., - 








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Perry, Alfred T., 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Names. 



Peters, W. R. & J. P., 
Porrit, Edward. .... 
Presbyterian Historical Society, - 
Prime, Temple, ... - 
Princeton University, - 
Profitable Advertising, 

Purchased, 

Record Commissioners, 

Rhode Island Historical Society, 

Rockwell, Robert C, - 

Root, Edward K., 

Royal Society of Canada, - 

Rudd, Malcolm D., - - t . - 

St. Louis Merchants' Exchange, - 

Salem Public Library, - 

Second Church, - 

Sellers, Edwin J., 

Sewall, Rufus K., 

Sheffield, Miss, .... 

Sheldon, George, 

Shepard, James, --'.-..- 

Sims, John C, - 

Stanford, Arthur \Y., - 

State Historical Society, 

State Historical Society, 

Stearns, Henry P., - 

Stoeckel, Carl, - 

Stone, George F., - - 

Swan, Robert T., 

Swift, Lucian, - 

Talcott, Mary K., 

Texas State Historical Association, 

Thayer, George B., 

Thomas, William A. E., 

Tillotson, Edward S., 

Towle Manufacturing Co., - 

Trinity College, - 

Twitchell, Willis I., - 

United States, - 

University of Glasgow, 

University of Pennsylvania, 

University of State of New York, 

University of Toronto, 

University of Toulouse, 

Walker, Williston, 

Weakley, F. E., - 

Weaver, Thomas S., - 

W'ebb, William Seward, 

Webster, A. W., 

Welch, Mrs. William W\, - 

Welles, E. Stanley, 

Wells, Charles T., ... 



Residences. 



New York, X.Y., - 
j Farmington, Conn., 
| Philadelphia, Pa., - 
I Huntington, N. V., 
| Princeton, N. J., 



Providence. R. I., - 
Providence, R. I., - 
Colebrook, Conn., - 
Hartford, Conn., - 
Ottawa, Can., - 
Lakeville, Conn., - 
St. Louis, Mo., 
Salem, Mass., 
Hartford, Conn., 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Wiscassit, Me., 
Utica, N.Y., - 
Boston, Mass., 
New Britain, Conn., 
Philadelphia, Pa., - 
j Metsuyama, Japan, - 
I Iowa City, Iowa, 
j Madison, Wis., 
j Hartford, Conn., - 
j Norfolk, Conn., 
i Chicago, 111., - 
j Boston, Mass., 
! Minneapolis, Minn., 
| Hartford, Conn., - 
; Austin, Tex., - 
! Hartford, Conn., - 
j Middletown, Conn., 
I W T ethersfield, Conn., 
! Newburyport, Mass., 
j Hartford, Conn., - 
| Hartford, Conn., - 
I Washington, U. C, 

Glasgow, Scot., 
I Philadelphia, Pa., - 
Albany, N.Y., 
Toronto, Can., 
Toulouse, France, - 
; Hartford, Conn., - 
Hartford, Conn., 
Hartford, Conn., - 
New York, X. Y., - 
: New Haven, Conn., 
; Norfolk, Conn., 

Xewington, Conn., - 
! Hartford, Conn., - 



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Wells, Herbert C, - 


East Windsor, Conn., 








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Wesleyan University, - 


Middletown, Conn., 





1 


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W. Va. Hist, and Antiq. Society, 


Charlestown, W. Ya., 


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2 


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Whitmore, Harriet E. G., - 


Hartford, Conn., - 


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Wickham, Clarence H., 


Hartford, Conn., 


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William and Marv College, - 


Williamsburg, Ya., - 


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Williams, Edward H., Jr., - 


Bethlehem, Pa., 


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Woodward, P. Henry, 


Hartford. Conn., 


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Worcester Society of Antiquity, - 
Wyoming Commemorative Association, 


Worcester, Mass., - 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., - 


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Wyoming Hist. & Geological Societv, - 


Wilkes-Barre, Pa., - 


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Yale University, ----- 


New Haven, Conn., 


2 


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Yearly Meeting of Friends, - 


Philadelphia, Pa., - 


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